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Danica Patrick Reveals Why She Had Breast Implants Removed

Danica Patrick attends the 2018 ESPYs.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Racing driver Danica Patrick attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

On Friday morning, former race car driver Danica Patrick revealed she had her breast implants removed this week.

Patrick said she wasn't sure if she was ready to share about the procedure, but she wanted show "true vulnerability." She explained that she received the breast implants in 2014, but started experiencing health issues over the past few years.

"I got breast implants November of 2014," she said in a post on Instagram. "...I was really fit, but I didn’t have boobs. So I got them. Everything went well, and I was happy with them."

Unfortunately, the health complications started a few years later.

"Fast forward about 3 years to early 2018, and I noticed that my hair was not as healthy and was breaking off," she said. "I also gained a few pounds and had no luck losing it."

Things started to get even worse in 2020.

"I had cycle irregularity, gained more weight, my hair wasn’t looking healthy at all and my face was a different shape (weird I know)," she said. "So I went down the rabbit hole to figure it out. I did every test that could be done."

After getting some medical testing, Patrick said she was suffering from nearly 20 different health issues. She then revealed that she had the implants removed this week and she's already seeing the benefits.

"I had them removed on Wednesday," she said. "The picture is a snap shot of a couple hours before and a couple hours after. Within hours after surgery this is what I noticed - my face had more color and less dark circles (no food before the second pic), my face started producing oil again, I could take a 30% deeper breath into my chest already, and I had so much energy when I woke up (and surgery was at 230pm)."

Hopefully Patrick continues to feel better following the procedure.