Less than 24 hours after Kathy Griffin went to the hospital for "unbearably painful" symptoms and blamed President Trump for the coronavirus, she was released.
Turns out Griffin doesn't have COVID-19.
She has an abdominal infection.
Instead of apologizing to President Trump, Griffin has continued to bash him since being discharged from the hospital.
Can anyone say, "Drama queen?!"
More details on this developing story, including public reactions, below:
Griffin complained of "unbearable symptoms" before heading to the hospital.
However, her pains were reported to be in her stomach, which is vastly different from the key COVID-19 symptoms.
Some of the main symptoms for the novel coronavirus include difficulty breathing, loss of smell, loss of taste, and fever.
Griffin's husband described even her symptoms as "mild stomach symptoms that progressed into diarrhea.
The LA Times has more on what appears to be Griffin's over-dramatized coronavirus scare:
Kathy Griffin might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Or she might not have. After a recent trip to urgent care and the emergency room while gravely ill, the comic wasn’t able to get tested.
Griffin has an abdominal infection that is being treated with medication, though she won’t know whether she’s turned the corner for a couple of days, she told The Times in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. She’s back home, and she’s not going out anytime soon.
The public likely wouldn’t have known about her illness at all had President Trump not tweeted a claim Wednesday that the U.S. had outpaced South Korea in COVID-19 testing. Griffin, who had just come home from an emergency room the day before, just had to comment, because what the president was saying didn’t match with what she had experienced.
“I was sent to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms,” Griffin wrote on Twitter after she accused Trump of lying. She said she couldn’t get tested because of “CDC (Pence task force) restrictions.”
With that response, the 59-year-old posted a couple of alarming photos showing her in a mask, in a hospital bed, in what appeared to be a sealed hospital room. Soon her name was trending on social media.
What happened? On Saturday, Griffin started having what her husband, Randy Bick, described as “mild stomach issues.” But then they receded, he said. Temporarily.
Griffin, who made headlines after posing with a fake severed Trump-head, is using her ordeal to criticize the president.
While progress is being made in the fight against COVID-19, Griffin's contribution is a tweet claiming that the president is lying.
Despite not showing any of the telltale symptoms of the novel coronavirus, Griffin is continuing to bash Trump and complain about not getting tested.
Nevermind the fact that she could also purchase an approved testing kit from private companies herself...
Yet it appears that Griffin would prefer to bash the president.
Fox News confirms Griffin's hospitalization:
Trump-bashing comedian Kathy Griffin was at it again Wednesday, accusing the president of “lying” about the availability of coronavirus testing.
The 59-year-old entertainer’s Twitter post was accompanied by two photos apparently intended as proof that she’d been sent “to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER.”
She adds that although she was suffering “UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms,” the unnamed hospital “couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions.”
Hours earlier, President Trump had tweeted that the U.S. had done “far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far!”
“In fact,” the president added, “over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!”
Griffin's career appears to have suffered ever since her stint with the severed head photo.
Is this just another attempt to make it back into the headlines?
Reports indicate that if Griffin is suffering from an abdominal infection like doctors believe, she should be feeling back to normal within a week.
Twitter users are not amused with Griffin's apparent antics.