Dead Or Alive singer Pete Burns is suing his plastic surgeon for making him look “physically repulsive”.
The Celebrity Big Brother star claims Dr Maurizio Viel botched his lip augmentation.
His lawyers issued High Court proceedings today alleging negligence.
Burns claimed side effects from the augmentation treatment carried out at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery included painful swelling, blisters, heavy discharge, and an inability to eat, drink or speak.
The damage was so bad doctors have since warned him his lips may need to be amputated, the singer said.
He claimed today: “What happened to me after a series of injections was far worse than any nightmare I could have envisioned.
“Not only was it agonisingly painful but it was physically repulsive in the extreme.
“It was impossible to lead any life whatsoever. I was unable to leave my house as I was so distorted with swelling and I might begin to discharge yellow pus that was coming from the holes in my face.”
Burns claims to have undergone more than 100 operations over 17 months in a bid to reconstruct his face.
“At times it leaves me seriously suicidal and depressed and I could have problems for the rest of my life,” he said.
“If I can prevent at least one person from undergoing this hell and point them in the right direction to a doctor who can manage their problem, then at least I can help stop someone else suffering.”
His solicitor, Auriana Griffiths, of law firm Irwin Mitchell, said her client had endured “considerable pain and suffering”.