Jessica Yates was brolly unlucky when she fell off a hotel bed – and impaled her face on her umbrella.
The tip of one of the metal spokes rammed into her nose and pierced down through her gum and into her mouth.
Friend Laura Sullivan dialled 999 as the black and green brolly was stuck fast and too painful to pull out.
Stunned Jessica, 22, slowly stood up – and went to meet the paramedics with the umbrella hanging from her face.
She was rushed to hospital where most of it was cut away to leave a six-inch spike still embedded through her nose.
Single Jessica was sent to a second hospital where she was given a general anaesthetic to have it surgically removed.
The shoe shop manager from Solihull, West Mids., was discharged the next day with several stitches – and the remains of the brolly.
The freak accident happened as Jessica and Laura shared a twin room in Watford, Herts., after a girls’ night out.
They spent the night drinking in local bars and walked back in pouring rain to their hotel around 2am.
Jessica threw her dripping, pocket-size brolly onto the floor where it landed still open and upside down.
She then collapsed onto her single bed – and immediately fell off it face-first onto the up-ended umbrella.
Jessica said: “I was a bit drunk and didn’t realise what had happened at first.
“Then as I got up off the floor the umbrella came with me, stuck to my face.”
“I put my fingers to my nose and I could feel the metal sticking out.”
“The tip of the brolly had gone right into my nostril, through my face and into my mouth.
“I touched my nose and there was blood all over my hand. It was horrible.
“Luckily I’d drunk so much it didn’t really hurt at first but I couldn’t feel my face.”
Jessica added: “It was a really freakish accident – and because I was drunk it didn’t really hurt until the next day.
“But I was lucky in some ways – the doctor said if it had gone an inch higher I would have had to have facial reconstructive surgery.
“They were so amazed at the hospital they asked if they could film it and gave me the end of the brolly as a souvenir.”