Danica Patrick is a name most may be familiar with, particularly in the world of motor racing. She established her niche as one of the best female drivers ever, perhaps one of the most successful women in the history of American open-wheel car racing.

Among her notable achievements of Patrick include winning the 2008 Indy Japan 300, the only win by a woman in the IndyCar series race. Off the tracks, she is a familiar face in TV shows and movies, making her someone hard to miss.

In the latest bit on Patrick, the 40-year-old recently had her breast implants removed. She opened up as to why she did so after getting them done in 2014.

In a report from TMZ, it turns out that Patrick took them out on Wednesday, Apr. 27, because she believed it was causing her health to deteriorate.

According to Patrick, they were causing her “Breast Implant Illness” and believed that the silicone was slowly poisoning her.

The celebrity shared how the implants made her happy in the first couple of years. But come 2018, she alleged that she noticed changed in her health. That included weight gain, hair loss and dizziness among others.

"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 on a social media post. "So I went down the rabbit hole to figure it out. I did every test that could be done."

Patrick did some research to find out what was the cause of her health deterioration. She discovered that the breast implants were likely the problem for it.

After the surgery, Patrick shared how she felt better. She posted a couple of photos to show how the procedure helped her.

"The picture is a snap shot of a couple hours before and a couple hours after," the 40-year-old said. "Within hours after surgery this is what I noticed - my face had more color and less dark circles (no food before the second pic), my face started producing oil again, I could take a 30% deeper breath into my chest already, and I had so much energy when I woke up."

Patrick concluded her NASCAR career with no wins and finished in the top ten in 3.6% of her 191 races.

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Patrick converted to Catholicism upon marrying Paul Edward Hospenthal. The couple has now been divorced after 7 years of marriage. Getty Images

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