Joanne McNally was excited to spend some time relaxing over the festive period. If there’s someone who deserves time off it’s Joanne.
So when she woke up on Christmas day she was expecting to enjoy some downtime with her nearest and dearest.
Unfortunately, Joanne revealed that she had an allergic reaction that led to her being “really swollen“ and practically unable to open her eyes.
The comedian explained what happened during the latest episode of her podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me.
“I look like I’ve been dragged backwards through Santa’s bush and kicked out the back of the sleigh,” she joked.
“The reason there is no video today is because first of all I am in full-blown Christmas mode, and that is not a time to be video.”
“Secondly, I woke up on Christmas Day and my eyes were a little tight and I got up and basically my face had exploded with some allergic reaction. I looked like a crustacean, I looked like a lobster, actually.”
“I was really swollen and all crusted around, I had a face like a porcupine.”
She explained that the swelling was mostly around her face and originally she thought that she had taken an allergic reaction to something she ate.
However, she realised that she had started using a new eye cream and she believes that is the culprit.
“I was trying to figure out what it was because it is clearly an allergic reaction and my mum was like, ‘Is it because you’ve eaten shellfish?’ And if it was, I looked like I had eaten the entire Wild Atlantic Way, it looked like I had been rubbing my face in salmon all night,” she joked.
“Anyway, we think it might be an allergic reaction to eye cream or something, also my rosacea is back so it is just not a time to have a video on.”
Thankfully Joanne has recovered from the nasty reaction.