Kathy Griffin is sharing a health update following her recent hospitalization in a COVID-19 isolation ward.
Earlier this week, the 59-year-old comedian sought medical attention after coming down with “unbearably painful” symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus. Despite feeling ill and making a formal request, the star reportedly was
In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Griffin said she started feeling sick after coming back from a trip to Mexico with her husband Randy Bick. She claims they tried to abide by the recommended 14-day incubation period after travel just in case they had contracted the virus — but about 6 days in, she couldn’t handle the pain:
“We were both nervous because we were still in the incubation period after returning from Mexico, but also we had not left the house in days. We’d been hearing about a 14-day incubation period [for the coronavirus]. So for me to get what felt like food poisoning after six days, I thought, OK, is this a coincidence or what?”
That’s when she finally went to the ER and documented her experience in the designated COVID-19 urgent care area:
He’s lying. I was sent to the
Thankfully, Griffin added she’s currently on the mend and being treated with medication for her abdominal infection. This situation could’ve been far worse if she actually had the virus and/or got exposed to it during her hospital stay. Based on her firsthand account, she likely wouldn’t even be able to get tested for it after the fact, anyway.
Regardless, we wish her a healthy and speedy recovery!
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