Olivier Rousteing burned himself after a chimney explosion | Celebrities
Olivier Rousteing suffered burns to his upper body, face and head after the explosion of his chimney.
The 36-year-old fashion designer admitted he had “hid” his horrific injuries over the past 12 months, but is now ready to talk about his ordeal.
Sharing a photo on Instagram of bandages covering his upper body and head, as burn marks were visible on his face, he wrote: “ONE YEAR AGO. I finally feel ready to share this. been hiding for too long and it’s time for you to find out.
“Exactly a year ago, the fireplace inside my house exploded.
“I woke up the next morning in Saint Louis Hospital in Paris. The talented staff at this famous hospital, who were treating an incredible number of COVID cases at the same time, took care of me in an incredible way. will never thank enough. (sic) ”
The Balmain designer was “ashamed” of his appearance and found ways to hide the scars with his clothes.
He continued: “I have done everything to hide this story from as many people as possible and trying to keep it a secret with my teams and my friends for too long.”
To be honest, I don’t really know why I was so ashamed, maybe this obsession with perfection that fashion is known for and my own insecurities…
“While I was recovering, I just worked day and night to forget and create all my collections, trying to make the world dream with my collections and at the same time to hide the scars with masks, turtlenecks, sleeves long and even several rings on all my fingers through numerous interviews or photoshoots.
“And I really realized that the power of social media is to only reveal what you want to show!
A kind of allowing us to create our own special narrative that avoids what we don’t want to see or show: this is our new world. (sic) ”
But now Olivier feels “healed, happy and healthy” and is grateful for the support of his loved ones.
He concluded, “Now a year later, healed, happy and healthy.
“I realize how truly blessed I am and thank GOD every day of my life.
“My last show was about celebrating healing from pain and I thank all the models the productions my team the models my Balmain family my friends who came and supported not only my 10 years as Balmain but my rebirth.
“Today I feel so free, so good and so lucky. I start a new chapter with a smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude. (Sic)”
The French designer also used his Instagram story to show photos and videos of himself “hidden” in long sleeves and face masks, admitting that the warmer months had been “my hardest summer. life”.
He wrote in one photo: “Fashion can help hide. And today I feel free. And thank you [you] to all the people who have helped, supported and loved me. (sic) ”