Christy Mack, the pornstar who was allegedly beaten within an inch of her life by her ex-boyfriend, an MMA fighter who calls himself War Machine, has given her supportive fans a treat.
Mack had posted details of her attack to Twitter back on August 11. That tweet included graphic pictures of her injuries and her account of the timeline of the night. Since then, Mack has been fairly silent. She responds to tweets and direct messages, but posts little of her own accord.
One picture of her after the attack that made it to Twitter got her a lot of grief from War Machine’s fans and supporters, people who believe she faked her injuries, or the severity of them.
According to her own account and reports, Mack had broken and missing teeth, broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, a ruptured liver, and stab wounds to her head and hands. She was getting dental surgery to repair and replace missing teeth, but she was badly bruised and cut up.
No one expected her to show her face in public or on social media anytime soon.
But in the past few days, Mack posted an update for her fans.
As an update: pic.twitter.com/6uuAM4ES9D
— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) September 14, 2014
“2 days, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and last night. I’ve had several dentist visits to make eating more comfortable and make my smile look more normal. I still have a few more dental visits to go. I’ve had my eyes checked out and made aware that I’m very lucky to have my vision where it is, since the muscle is tethered by the fragments from the blowout fracture in my left eye,” she said.
“My multiple nose fractures will be fixed in the next couple of months. While they’re fairly symmetrical, my nose is shifted on the inside and out causing breathing issues. (I also make everyone feel how my bone sticks out on the left side because it feels so weird.) My top lip will regain movement in less than 6 months… looking forward to using straws again. My liver seems to be alright. I was admitted back to the hospital shortly after I was released the first time for some minor treatment, but I did not have to have surgery. While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own.
“Cutting what was left of my hair off, and losing 15 lbs(it’s a lot when you’re 5’1″) made me feel even further away from myself. It’s hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know. After having makeup done and dressing up for yesterday’s charity event, I felt much better about how I look now. It made me feel more normal, and beautiful for the first time in a very long time. The event that I went to was for Face Forward. A non profit charity that funds surgeries for women and children that have been in horrible situations that require them to have reconstructive surgery. They are not funding me, my surgeries are being donated by other doctors. I met many wonderful people and look forward to working more with them in the future.”
TMZ was at the Face Forward event Mack mentions. She spoke to them there.
“It was a little bit of a rough recovery, it’s been about a month now, I was in a lot of pain at first but now I’m feeling really good. I just have a couple more surgeries to go through with my nose and a few of my mouth, but past that I think I’ll be okay,” Mack said.
“I look fairly decent for what happened,” she told TMZ.