The ex-wife of former Arsenal player Andrei Arshavin, who is fighting for her life after contracting a crippling autoimmune disease, has asked for forgiveness in her latest Instagram post while revealing she has “no strength left”.
Alisa Kazmina, 39, said she is “exhausted” from her year of hell, which has included divorce from Arshavin, the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, and a battle to “save” her face apparently after a botched nose job.
On Wednesday, Kazmina posted a photo of her grandmother and children on Instagram and said: “Forgive me granny and kids, I have no more strength. It ended today. My strength, will and patience. Nothing works for me, not with my health or with life itself.
“I am now on my knees, it happened in two days. And I can’t get up from them, my dear beloved children. My only grandmother and mum, forgive me for lowering my hands. I can’t go forward any further.
“I have been sick for a year now, with a wound on my face, without health, without strength.”
She added: “Forgive me grandmother that I completely abandoned you, forgive me children that I could not recover and provide and preserve a decent life for you, but just life, and mother forgive me that I could not overcome everything and build a life.
“Thanks to my subscribers, of which there are so many, not knowing me all this time, they sincerely supported me and offered help. It made me stronger. This is my last post to date. And photo. Sorry.”
The latest post is a stark contrast from last week when Kazmina posted old photos of her family, saying she had a positive attitude and wanted to share some of the best pictures from her life.
They included photographs of herself with her former husband, with whom she has a daughter as well as two other children from a previous relationship.
Her life changed forever when she contracted the disease, which some who know her, including her ex-mother-in-law, Tatyana Ivanovna, suggested came from a failed rhinoplasty nose operation.
Professor Igor Korotky, a plastic surgeon, also stated that he believes Kazmina underwent rhinoplasty. He said: “In my opinion, Arshavin’s ex-wife really did have a rhinoplasty. This was evident even before her nose collapsed. Its shape changed, it was shorter.”
With her face now heavily disfigured through the destruction of her nose, she has lost any chance of returning to her old life and is reportedly barely able to leave her bed because of the condition.
She said the pictures were from times when she was still happy and of people that she felt were around, and added: “Today is my birthday. I made a small selection of photos of the past and the present. This is for those who were not indifferent to me then and now.
“For people who supported me all this time and offered their help, people who do not know me, but there are a lot of them all over the country, who are praying for, empathising with and cheering on me and my whole family.
“May this day become a new starting point for a new life path.”
Many of her followers congratulated Kazmina on her birthday on 7th June and wished her all the best, saying “she deserves it”.
At the end of last year, Arshavin reportedly registered his real estate under the name of his mother to avoid losing them to Kazmina during the divorce.
The mother then set about proceedings to evict Kazmina from the mansion near the Russian city of Saint Petersburg on the Baltic Sea.