Kathy Griffin is in COVID-19 isolation at the hospital.
In a Twitter post the comedian slammed U.S. President Donald Trump and his coronavirus response efforts, all while revealing she’s dealing with “unbearably painful” symptoms of the virus.
“He’s lying,” she began in response to Trump’s tweet:
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“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. “The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions. #TESTTESTTEST”
Following her time in the ER, Griffin is back home, revealing to the LA Times she has no plans to leave her house anytime soon.
“The vomiting felt like a convulsion,” she explained, adding that she and her husband, Randy Bick, panicked.
“We were both nervous because we were still in the incubation period after returning from Mexico, but also have not left the house in days,” Griffin continued. “We’d be hearing about a 14-day incubation period [for the coronavirus]. So for me to get what feltl ike food poisoning after six days, I thought, ‘Okay, is this a coincidence or what?”
But thankfully, doctors sent her home.
“The realization when they told me the guildelines was, ‘Wow… I now know not to come back unless my lungs are full with what feels like pieces of shattered mirror, unless I can’t breathe and unless my fever is 103…'” she continued. “They’re not making the rules at all. That’s a frightening feeling.”
ET Canada has reached out to Griffin’s rep for comment.