Kathy Griffin back home after hospitalisation over COVID-19 scare

The 59-year-old comedienne has confirmed she is back home, after seeking medical care on the recommendation of her doctor

Comic Kathy Griffin is out of hospital after suffering symptoms she feared were related to COVID-19. The comedian had earlier shared on Instagram from her hospital bed that she had been transferred to a "COVID19 isolation ward", reportsaceshowbiz.com.

Back home

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the 59-year-old has since confirmed she is back home, after seeking medical care on the recommendation of her doctor, after suffering with an apparent stomach bug for almost a week upon her return from a trip to Mexico.

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"We'd been hearing about a 14-day incubation period (for the coronavirus). So for me to get what felt like food poisoning after six days, I thought, 'OK, is this a coincidence or what?' " Her husband, Randy Bick, noted her symptoms included "incredibly intense pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, every 20 minutes." While Griffin praised the "heroes" who helped treat her, she noted the hospital set-up wasn't ideal.

"No cavalry that's coming in"

"Frankly, when they said the corona ward, I thought I would be walking into the white suits with blue-taped ceilings, everything. I kind of expected them to put me in a shower room and all that -- but as recently as (Tuesday), there's no cavalry that's coming in handing out millions of (test) swabs. The doctor was going through the boxes and going through the boxes (on a form) and she kept saying, like, 'Ugh, because of the lungs, the fever and the kind of cough... you don'tmeet the CDC requirements', " she said.

The star's comments come after she slammed US President Donald Trump's claims that America is leading the world in coronavirus testing.