WELLNESS
10/27/2011 11:44 am ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

Charla Nash, Face Transplant Recipient, Speaks In Interview For First Time

Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman who almost died two years ago when her friend's pet chimp attacked her and ripped off her face and hands, appeared for her first interview, with Channel 5/Peacock Productions, since receiving a transformative face transplant, SkyNews reported. (Editor's Note: The video for this entry has been removed from YouTube. If and when it's available again, we will include it here.)

The interview will be aired in Britain as part of the "Extraordinary People" documentary series, The New York Post reported.

Nash's face and hands transplants occurred earlier this year in May by surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, though the hands transplants were not successful, according to news reports.

Even though Nash is still blind from the attacks, she now has a brand new face.

"A lot of people tell me I look beautiful, and I never had anyone tell me that before," Nash said in the Channel 5/Peacock Productions interview. I just know that it's OK. I look OK now. And I don't have to worry about scaring anyone."

Before the operation, Nash wore a straw hat with a covering over her face. She went on NBC's TODAY show in August to show her new face.

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