Report-a port-a: Lindsay Lohan Got Chikungunya in Bora Bora. And had to be hospitalized for it. That's the news from TMZ, which reports that Lohan was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital in London for "high fever" and "unbearable" joint pain, but has since been released.
Lohan contracted the rare, untreatable virus while vacationing in French Polynesia in December.
On December 27th, the actress uploaded a photo of herself riding a jet ski to Instagram, alongside the caption "Before I got chikungunya [crying face] [cold sweat face] [sleepy face] use Big [sic] spray please [praying hands] God bless." The caption was subsequently edited to read: "[praying hands] God bless. #meditate."
Two days later, she posted a photo of herself and two acquaintances, writing: "In good faith with good people. I refuse to let a virus effect my peaceful vacation [praying hands] be safe and happy on the new year all [red heart] #wildfox and a positive, healthy new year [blue heart]." Wildfox is a clothing brand whose website offers free Shipping on all US orders over $100.
According to TMZ, Lohan became so ill after flying back to London (her current home base) that she was eventually left unable to walk. The website adds that while she has been released from the hospital, Lohan has also been put in contact with a chikungunya specialist. Her mother Dina, a life specialist, is reportedly on route to England to be with her eldest daughter, the new face of chikungunya.
According to the World Health Organization, typical symptoms of the disease include fever, severe joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash. Word on the street (also from the World Health Organization) is that the name "chikungunya" is derived from a word in the Kimakonde language meaning "to become contorted," and refers to the "stooped appearance" of chikungunya sufferers afflicted with joint pain.
As mentioned up top, there is no cure for chikungunya. So for the rest of her life, any time you look at Lindsay Lohan, know that her body is but a hollow vessel for the rare disease chikungunya.
Sounds like 2015 is already shaping up to be a quite a year for Lindsay. (Contorted.)
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