Actress Busy Philipps’ eyes were so painful on Monday night that she went to the ER.
It turns out Philipps had “sunburned” her eyes after being at a magazine photo shoot all day.
I'M FINE! This is just my vibe, guys! Gonna tell you the whole story on this week's @nodocspodcast but spent last night at Cedars after I couldn't sleep because it felt like there were shards of glass in both my eyes. I have Photo Keratitis from bright lights/sun exposure! WHO EVEN KNEW THAT WAS A THING? 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
The star chronicled her night via Instagram stories, telling followers, “I can barely see straight. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow. I’m having some sort of crazy allergic reaction. I can’t open my eyes. It feels like there’s shards of glass.”
She tried to go to bed, saying, “I’m going to try to lay down and close my eyes even though when I close my eyes it feels like there are shards of glass inside my eyeballs.”
Eventually, the pain was too much, and the 38-year-old finally headed to the hospital around midnight.
Busy told fans she spent four hours in the ER, revealing, “I have photokeratitis. I sunburned my eyes from my photo shoot today.”
Photokeratitis is a sunburn on the cornea. The excruciating condition occurs when the eye is exposed to intense sunlight or artificial light without sufficient protection.