On Wednesday, Danica Patrick shared a throwback bikini photo in response to her decision to remove her breast implants. The former IndyCar and NASCAR driver revealed last week that she had her breast implants removed due to health issues.
Patrick revealed a small boobs photo while admitting she wishes she would’ve felt differently back then.
“I wish I could of told this 32 year old girl that boobs won’t make you more perfect or have it all or be more feminine,” she wrote.
“These were my reasons and to me these narratives are the problem. Implants just feed into it. Culture feeds into it. Social media feeds into it. Filters feed into it. Unhealed trauma feeds into it.”
The 40-year-old said that back in 2014, she got implants because she wanted to “have it all.”
“The work is always an inside job,” Patrick said. “The real question is – how can I do the emotional work to see myself as perfect, having it all, and feminine? When we do that, we won’t seek outside validation or a way to get it.
“The world is just a mirror to show us where we are not healed. Super grateful to be feeling better so quickly. To be clear, the transparency of the dangers of implants are an issue. I also understand that mastectomy’s require options. However, all I’m saying is, if we don’t have an insecurity issue… any potential risk or danger go away.”
By the end of 2020, Patrick said the “wheels came off” in terms of her health.
“I had cycle irregularity, gained more weight, my hair wasn’t looking healthy at all and my face was a different shape (weird I know),” she wrote, before listing a bunch of symptoms she said were discovered from a range of medical tests, including, hypothyroidism, heavy metal toxicity, severe leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, temperature sensitivity, face swelling, weight gain and hair loss.
Aside from her health, it was recently announced Wednesday that Patrick will return to NBC’s Indy 500 broadcast coverage for the fourth consecutive year.