Former adult film star Jenna Jameson has been diagnosed with a shock neurological disorder that left her unable to walk.
The 47-year-old’s partner, Lior Bitton, shared the news on her Instagram account over the weekend, revealing Jameson is battling Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare condition where one’s immune system attacks the nervous system, causing muscle weakness and temporary paralysis.
In the video shared, Bitton told her Instagram followers the star was in hospital undergoing testing after “not feeling so good”. Bitton said his girlfriend had been “throwing up for a couple weeks” before she was hospitalised last week. She was released shortly after a CT scan came back clear, but Jameson has since returned to the hospital after her health took a turn.
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“Then she came back home and she couldn’t carry herself,” Bitton said in the clip, which featured the couple’s four-year-old daughter, Batel Lu. “Her muscles in her legs were very weak. So she wasn’t able to walk to the bathroom. She was falling on the way back or to the bathroom, I would have to pick her up and carry her to bed. And then within two days it got really not so good, her legs started to not hold her, she wasn’t able to walk.”
Upon her return to the hospital, Jameson underwent further tests including an MRI and a spinal tap, before doctors determined she had Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
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“She’s going to start the treatment for that,” Bitton later said in an update on Jameson’s Instagram Story. “It’s in [the] hospital, she’s doing physical therapy to try and stand on her legs, but at the moment she cannot stand on her legs. They’re starting the treatment so they’ll see how it goes. So keep praying.”
Yesterday, Jameson herself addressed her condition with her followers in a separate Instagram video.
“I’m in the hospital still. And we’ve gotten some answers. I’m dealing with a little syndrome called Guillain-Barré Syndrome, so I’m working through that. And I just wanted to let you know that I see all your DM’s and I appreciate it so much,” she said.
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