Aussie model, Robyn Lawley, shares the harsh reality of her chronic illness

The 31-year-old shared shocking images of her bruised face.

Famous Australian model, Robyn Lawley, gave her social media followers a frank look into her life, suffering from an aggressive autoimmune disease.

She posted a graphic image of her black eye and bruised face to Instagram, explaining in the caption that she was "post another seizure".

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The Sports Illustrated star sustained the injuries during a neurological episode resulting from an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus. More commonly known as lupus, it can cause seizures in some sufferers. Robyn was diagnosed in 2015.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Robyn Lawley (@robynlawley) on

Although clearly painful, the model remained positive, joking about her shocking appearance. On social media, she highlighted her eye, which was bright red - possibly bleeding internally - as her "lovely satan eye".

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She followed up with two additional images, which seems to show the progression of healing. You can see the bold bruising and redness in the eye fading away.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Robyn Lawley (@robynlawley) on

The Aussie model's followers provided an outpouring of support, expressing their appreciation for Robyn after she shared her private health struggle.

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“Love this so much. Thank you for exposing your raw story,” said one fan.

“Holy hell that is a shiner. Hope you are feeling better,” wished another.

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