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Tana Mongeau explains reason behind her "horrendous swollen" eye issue

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Tana Mongeau is hot off the heels of her feature appearance at VidCon London, but a surprising health issue is throwing a wrench in her current success.

Tana Mongeau’s second MTV reality series, “No Filter,” is currently airing on YouTube, with the content creator also teasing an upcoming book and even a new song.

With so much in the works, it comes as little surprise that the star’s immune system has come under fire — this time, in a completely unexpected way.

Tana Mongeau, Twitter
YouTube star Tana Mongeau updated fans with a surprising health issue in early March.

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Mongeau shocked fans by posting a photo of her eye to Twitter on March 5, which was incredibly swollen and puffy, showing symptoms not unlike the classic effects of pink eye.

Tana Mongeau, Twitter
Tana Mongeau showed off her swollen eye to the internet, and even managed to joke about the sudden condition.

Despite the jarring nature of her condition, Mongeau managed to poke fun at herself, joking about a headline written by Metro Entertainment concerning the health issue.

“‘Tana Mongeau suffers horrendous swollen eye as humour stays intact’ is my favorite headline i’ve ever read about myself to date,” she Tweeted.

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That’s not all: in a series of now-deleted Instagram stories, the MTV starlet claimed that the swelling was, indeed, pink eye, and explained that her eyes often swell up when she gets stressed.

“...I have a flight in 30, but my eye looks like this because every time I stress out, my eye swells,” she said. “I was stressed because I had pink eye, but now it’s gone, so now I just have a swollen eye. It’s super awesome.”

Tana Mongeau, Instagram / Metro Entertainment
Even Tana's manager was surprised by her seriously swollen left eye.

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However, she later clarified that the swelling wasn’t strictly related to pink eye; instead, the issue stemmed from problems with her sinuses, as the star explained in a Tweet a day later.

“I just feel the need to let the world know what’s wrong with my eye is from my sinuses,” she clarified. “Not letting people nut in my eye. Should I have left this in my drafts?”

Tana’s hilarious response to the speculation may have arisen from her broken veneer in January, which came off of her tooth after she bit down on a dollar bill at a nightclub.

Tana Mongeau, Instagram
Tana Mongeau lost a veneer in January, after celebrating her ex-husband's boxing victory in Miami.

Despite her chaotic start to 2020, it doesn’t look like anything is going to hold this YouTube star down — not even a crazy swollen eye.