Jenna Jameson has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
The 47-year-old model and former pornstar took to Instagram on Monday to share an update on her health issues at a hospital in Hawaii.
The star spoke directly to the camera in a video she shared on Instagram.
“Hey guys, what’s up? I wanted to check in. I’m still in the hospital,” she started. “We have answers. I’m struggling with a little syndrome called Guillain-Barré. So I’m working through that.”
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She then thanked the fans for their continued support throughout her stay in the hospital.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a “rare autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system damages nerves, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis,” according to the CDC.
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Symptoms can last for several weeks or years. While most people can recover, some have permanent nerve damage.
Later that day, she shot another video from her hospital bed as she received some sort of “drip”.
“We are just working to improve ourselves,” she said.
In the caption to his video, Jameson said the doctors “started my IVIG treatment” or gave me antibodies. She added that she would likely stay in the hospital until the end of treatment.
She concluded, “PS I did NOT receive the jab or any jab. This is NOT a reaction to the jab. Thank you for your concern.”
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The star’s partner Lior Bitton shared a video on his Instagram page on Saturday, offering some details about his wife’s condition on her third day in hospital. He added that she had undergone a CT scan and MRI as well as a lumbar puncture test.
“She’s not feeling very well. In fact, she had been throwing up for a few weeks and we had to take her to the hospital,” he recalls, adding that she was released after a CT scan came back with it. “average” results.
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“She came home and couldn’t support herself. Her muscles in her legs were very weak,” Bitton continued. “She couldn’t walk to the bathroom. She was falling on the way home or to the bathroom and I had to pick her up and put her to bed.”
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Within two days, Jameson was unable to walk, his partner said, even with a walker. Bitton then took her back to the hospital, where they began to perform tests.
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