A MOTHER who admitted on national television to injecting her eight-year-old daughter with Botox has lost custody of the child.
Child protection officers investigated Kerry Campbell after she appeared on Good Morning America last week, explaining how she administered Botox to help her daughter, Britney, compete in beauty pageants.
The interview caused outcry around the world.
Yesterday GMA reported that Britney was no longer living at home with her mother.
“I’ve spoken with someone very close to the case, she is out of her mother’s home. She’s doing well,” GMA correspondent Lara Spencer said.
“The case is under investigation by CPS (Child Protective Services) and we should have new details within a week. But the main thing here, she’s doing well.”
Ms Campbell, a beautician from Birmingham, in England, first talked publicly about using Botox on her child in March when she told UK tabloid The Sun that the drug was becoming common in children’s beauty pageants. Pageant officials deny the claims.
Photographs accompanying the story showed Ms Campbell demonstrating how she injected the drug into Britney’s forehead. She repeated the demonstration on Good Morning America.
In The Sun interview Britney said: “My friends think it’s cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections.
“They used to hurt, but now I don’t cry that much.
“I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star.”
Her mother said she also had Britney waxed.
Botox, when it’s used incorrectly, can have side effects, including problems breathing and swallowing.