Chrissy Teigen rarely shies away from sharing updates about her personal life on social media—and over the weekend, she let her followers know about the reaction she suffered after flying from Los Angeles to Utah for the wedding of her friends Meghan Mackenzie and Luke Dillon. In a series of tweets, Teigen explained the condition is called angioedema, which she believes is due to altitude sickness. Not only did it cause her mouth to feel like it was “about to explode,” but photos show her bottom lip swollen to almost twice the normal size.
According to Mayo Clinic, angioedema causes the deeper layers in your skin to swell as a result of an accumulation of fluid and usually affects loose tissue areas like the eyes and mouth.
“Very upset and saddened that my own birth state, Utah, has chosen to poison me with terrible altitude sickness,” Teigen first tweeted on Saturday, August 16.
She followed that up with a close-up photo of her swollen mouth. “Did u know angioedema can be triggered from altitude sickness? Learn something new every day! My lip about to explode. Goodbye world,” she added.
Teigen also described her lip as “so big it’s shiny and hard like glass.”
But, in true Chrissy Teigen fashion, the Cravings author made light of the situation by joking with her friends. “This is premeditated murder if you ask me,” she tweeted.
“Luke, Meghan, why have you chosen to get married in a place which would try to destroy me?” Teigen asks in the clip.
According to her Instagram Stories, she used an oxygen treatment to help with the swelling right up until the ceremony began—this wasn’t going to stop her and her husband, John Legend, from attending the wedding celebration. For proof, look no further than the photos from the ceremony Legend posted.
“Wedding date! Congratulations to @lukecdillon and @meghan.mackenzie!!!” Legend wrote with the pic of him and Teigen—no swollen lips in sight.
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