Lindsay Lohan checked into a London hospital with a ‘fever & unbearable pain’

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I’ve been enjoying the lack of Lindsay Lohan news lately. Haven’t you? On slow days, I sometimes wonder where she is, if she’s on a bender, if she and Dina are sharing a bottle of tequila, and if she’s crashed her car into any more babies. But mostly I’m just happy that she’s out of the news for the most part. On New Year’s Eve, we found out that Lindsay had contracted a mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya while vacationing in Bora Bora (of course). While Chikungunya sounds like a very serious thing, most people were like, “Eh, she’s a crack liar, she’s probably lying about this too.” And it honestly seemed like she was! After her announcement about her virus, it seemed like she was fine. But then yesterday, TMZ announced that Lindsay had checked into a hospital with a bad fever.

Lindsay Lohan is in a London hospital with a rare, incurable virus she apparently picked up in Bora Bora … TMZ has learned. We’re told Lindsay contracted Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue.

Lindsay vacationed in Bora Bora over the holidays and then flew to L.A. to shoot an Esurance commercial … we believe for the Super Bowl.

Lindsay began complaining of the illness just before New Year’s. She then went back to London where she became so ill she couldn’t walk. Lindsay is currently in King Edward VII’s Hospital … the same place the Queen gets treated. They’re keeping Lindsay because she has a high fever and the joint pain is unbearable.

As for her prognosis … we’re told the joint pain could last for months.

Update: We’re told Lindsay was just released from the hospital because her fever broke sufficiently, but her joint pain is still intense and doctors referred her to a specialist who treats the virus. We’re also told Lindsay’s mom Dina is on her way to London to be with her.

[From TMZ]

“The same place the Queen gets treated…” Of course. Because Lindsay Lohan is the Queen of Crackens. As for her claims about this virus and her terrible symptoms… sure. Okay. I’ll believe her, sort of. I think she probably was feeling sort of rough, but my guess is that she only checked into a hospital when the pain interfered with her partying. I can just imagine the look on the doctors’ faces when they did a blood test and realized how many painkillers she already had in her system.

As for that Esurance commercial… it’s true. Lindsay filmed an Esurance commercial in Long Beach and it’s probably going to air during the SuperBowl. The only good thing about this was that TMZ put together a list of all of Lindsay’s traffic charges, accidents and cracked-out shenanigans.



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  1. Holly says:

    Wear a bra, for the love of God! That’s all I’ve got.

  2. Shauna says:

    Yes, please, wear a bra. And that first pic is mesmerizingly terrible.

    • HoneyBea says:

      Its like she used one of those apps that show u what u will look like when you are old

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ha! It does.

      • KGV says:

        omg. you’re so right XD

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        Of course, Honey Bea – that’s it! I can’t brlieve she’s the same age as my daughter, who still gets asked for ID whenever she goes to buy a bottle… In Australia, the legal drinking age is 18, and in my state, at least, if a salesperson is unsure if you’re over 25, they will ask for ID, according to the licensing laws. And my daughter has been through radiation, surgery, 6 months of chemotherapy and then 6 months of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, due to what her body suffered with the chemo. What this girl has chosen to do to her face, nay, her entire self, beggars belief. That’s addiction, I guess. I wouldn’t be surprised if she really does have this virus, given how compromised her immune system probably is. Such a shame, because it will take a miracle for any sort of comeback – physical, emotional, professional…

    • Sarah says:

      I always love that first pic. Anyone but Blohan would look at that and immediately check themselves into rehab. But not her….

    • Pandy says:

      That pic just cracked me up, it’s beyond fugly. I’m smelling a rehab visit by summer once she can’t kick her “doctor prescribed painkillers” for this joint pain …

      • qwerty says:

        This pic is pretty old, from 2 years ago at least iirc. As for rehab… she only goes when it’s court ordered, sadly.

  3. Dani2 says:

    Yikes, Lindsay is such a haggard-looking 28. I hope she’s okay though.

    • OlyB says:

      I’m calling 2015 as the year she ODs and dies. She truly didn’t have a problem other than her addiction before, now add actual physical pain and suffering and there’s no way she can come back from this. She’s going to get some meds for her legit pain and legit die from taking too much of it.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        Ouch; I hope you’re wrong about the dying, but that was my first reaction too — she’s going whine for pain meds like the spoiled crackie she is and then get herself into trouble with them within about 0.2 seconds.

      • katie says:

        And mixed with alcohol. Toxic brew where the slightest variation in the “ingredients” can mean life or death.

      • deehunny says:

        This disease is actually quite serious. I live in South Florida where people are becoming infected with it and the pain last for years and is debilitating. With her addition problems and the fact that she’ll likely be on pain killers for the rest of her life…

  4. Jag says:

    How convenient of her to contract an incurable illness which causes her to miss work and receive painkillers regularly. I wonder how she fakes the fever?

    • lizzie says:

      she probably does have a fever from delirium tremens!

    • ORLY says:

      Know what else causes body aches and sometimes fever? Cocaine abuse. So yeah, I’m taking this illness with a grain of salt.

    • Maria says:

      For the record, the disease she contracted is very prevalent in the Caribbean as well as central and south america, it is incredibly painful.

      I had a friend who got it while working in Jamaica, six months after the diagnosis, she still had difficulty walking 😐

      There are cases slowly appearing in Florida due to mesquito migration, it sucks; if she has it, I wish her a safe recovery because it literally had to run its course and that course is a long and painful one.

  5. LAK says:

    Meh! Sounds like she has good old fashioned malaria.

    She should have gone to the hospital for tropical diseases instead of this or any other hospital.

    • Sixer says:

      My thoughts precisely! UCL Tropical Diseases would have been the destination had she gone to any A&E. Instead, she’s at the silly posh person hotel (sorry, hospital).

    • littlestar says:

      I saw a new program last month that said this ckikungunya is actually very common now in the Caribbean parts of the world and a lot of people have gotten it, so… For once I actually maybe kinda believe La Cracken? But obviously of course she’s still going to milk it for all it’s worth and by milk it I mean pain killers pain killers pain killers.

      • Choupette Lagerfeld says:

        Agreed. Lohan probably has the disease, and she’s going to milk this (for pills and as an excuse) for sooo long. Like LL’s Chikungunya is the new hyperemesis gravidarum…heh.

      • Sabrine says:

        Chickungunya is a terrible disease and I don’t think she’s milking anything. I will stay away from places where mosquitoes are carrying diseases that can make you sick for years. It’s still possible this side of the world but nothing like the chance you take there. It’s not worth having painful joints for years.

    • Isabelle says:

      Eh…I’ve had malaria several times & know pople that have got chickungunya, & they say its worse because there is no real treatment for it. Same symptoms but it can you knock you more than malaria….and it effects your joints. It can last for years where as malaria usually doesn’t unless you catch it again. Lindsey probbaly has a horrible immune system because of all of the drugs, & it hits low immune system people harder.

    • Janet says:

      Fever, headache and pains caused by mosquito bites? Sounds exactly like dengue fever which I had in Puerto Rico when I was in college. Elevated temperature, blinding headache and horrendous pain in my arms and legs. They call it “fiebre rompehuesos” in Spanish which means bone-crushing fever, and that’s exactly what it feels like. It feels like somebody is breaking your bones with a sledgehammer.

  6. NewWester says:

    My word! Those are some of the worst photos I have seen of Lindsay. Hopefully she will feel better soon.

  7. HoneyBea says:

    But she’ll still be out on the town tonight!

  8. Quinn says:

    Doesn’t she have a probation hearing on January 28th???? Coincidence?…me thinks not.

    • BRE says:

      THIS! I’m wondering if she will use her illness as an excuse to not show.

    • katie says:

      And she has had two years to complete 30 days. She has completed 12. So, yeah…I’m thinking she won’t make that court appearance.

  9. GingerCrunch says:

    Love the plethora of terrible photos!

  10. MrsBPitt says:

    If she is truly sick, I hope she gets better soon! The only problem is, she has lied sooooo much, that it is hard, not to think, yeah, right, she overdosed and her publicist is putting this story out there to “fool” everyone. When Eminem overdosed, his publicist told everyone he had pnumonia, and it wasn’t until he put it in one of his songs that he admitted that story was a cover up, and his fans knew the truth. You just can’t believe the Cracken!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Exactly. My sister has a lot of mental health issues, and if she gets sick, she’s always in “unbearable” pain. She never bleeds, she was hemorrhaging, if she pulls a muscle, it was the worst pulled muscle medical science has ever seen, she goes to the emergency room if she has a headache, etc.. It’s exhausting, and she uses it to avoid things she doesn’t want to do, or in lieu of an apology when she did something awful to you. I love her, but I just don’t believe her anymore. Lindsey might truly be in terrible pain, and I hope she feels better, but after awhile, people just don’t believe anything you say.

      • ickythump says:

        Sounds like my mother in law – it is exhausting. I digress, what I came on here to say was the headline should read “Lindsay Lohan IS a terrible pain”. LOL

    • Gracie says:


    • doofus says:

      agree with everything you wrote, MrsBPitt. Just like when you hear a celeb checked into a hospital for “exhaustion”.

      WTF? when I’m exhausted, I crawl into my bed and sleep, FFS.

  11. scout06 says:

    OMG!! She really needs some help. Mom, where are you?

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’m sure Mom is on her way and will taking care of Lindsey soon…you know, feeding her cracken soup…giving her some vicodin for the pain and some cocaine for the fever…There is nothing like a mother’s loving enabling, when their child needs them.

  12. LonnieTinks says:

    Aren’t all viruses incurable? They are making it sound so dramatic, not to say that she isn’t miserable and in pain, but jeez, stop sensationalizing this.

    • Dan says:

      All viruses incurable?! Whaaa?

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        Your body is pretty good at getting rid of viruses on its own, which is good, because yeah, medical science can’t do much to help you get rid of one.

    • Jedi says:

      Eh, there are some anti-viral drugs out there for some viruses, but they dont destroy the pathogen, there just sort of inhibit it from reproducing (i think – any doctor or researcher please feel free to correct me!). So yeah, making a big deal that its incurable is kind of stupid. it will run its course and, in a healthy person, their immune system deals with it.

  13. swack says:

    Yet, since she has come back from her vacay, she has flown to LA and done a commercial. Something doesn’t smell right.

  14. Cecada says:

    I was watching some Absolutely Fabulous lately, that episode where Edina and Patsy go to hospital…. I don’t know, I just imagine LiLo is a sort of Yankee version of them, with crack

  15. aang says:

    She was once so pretty and a talented actress. Sad.

  16. MJ says:

    I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt, since she’s managed to stay out of trouble for some time now. So she must be doing some things differently. Here’s hoping anyway. I loathe mosquitoes, and they love me, hope she feels better soon. Bora Bora is my dream vacation, I never even considered the mosquito factor ugh.

  17. Ellie66 says:

    there is a very cracked out mosquito in Bora Bora right now. ;) lol! She loves the attention and the pain killers espicially the pain killers.

    • sug#1 says:

      haha I so wanted to say that last night on twitter (I was trying to be nice & show concern) but my first thought was that poor mosquito was flying high.

  18. Melymori says:

    This virus is serious… I live in El Salvador and last year this became a pandemic. I feel for the people in London because this virus is very contagious and the symptoms are very painfull, it only takes one mosquito bite so I’m pretty sure Ms. Cracken will spread the virus all over England.

  19. Kaye says:

    Could she BE any more cracked out?

  20. G. says:

    If it’s true, I feel bad for her. I had to get pills for malaria and I’m at risk for Dengue here, which sounds a lot like what she might have. If she has it, that is.

  21. Eazypeazy says:

    This virus is no joke. A relative contracted it during a tropical vaycay. The joint pain is way worse than West Nile. They’re saying it’s only a matter of time before people start catching it here in Texas

  22. I Choose Me says:

    First time in a long time I’ve felt sorry for her. Chikungunya is no joke. The joint pain is worse than with Dengue fever.

  23. SophieB says:

    Here in Trinidad, Chickungunya has been rampant this year, as it is throughout the Caribbean. Both my kids had it. It starts with a fever and targets the joints, particularly feet, wrists, knees. Unfortunately you can have several relapses over some months. The only medication is painkillers for the joint pain which really can be severe. The great thing about Chick V is that it does pass – sometimes within a week, sometimes after a few months – and you never get that strain again as the body builds up immunity. Chick V is mosquito-borne and cannot be transmitted by humans. It is the less dangerous sister of dengue, and is not life-threatening.

  24. anne_000 says:

    I read that Dina wants Lindsay to come back to the US to get treatment. I think that would be a mistake, especially since treatments costs so much more here, being with Dina can be dangerous for Lindsay’s mental health, and there’s way too many temptations for her here.

    • Lady D says:

      Pretty sure you can find the same temptations in London.

      • anne_000 says:

        Yes, she can but I think it’s easier for her in the US as she probably already has well-established connections in different parts of the country that she’s developed over the years. If one thing doesn’t work out, then all she has to do is call up somebody else for ‘stuff.’

        Unless she’s a fast worker, I think she doesn’t have the same ease, opportunity, and quantity of connections in London as yet.

  25. I Do Say says:

    Unbearable pain = DRUGS!!!!!

  26. Green Is Good says:

    Pfft. What court date, job or other responsibility is Strawberry Snortcake trying to get out of?

  27. JenniferJustice says:

    high fever and stomach pain…yah. Syphilis will do that to ya’.

    Every single picture of her here is unbelievably horrible.

  28. Carnivalbaby says:

    Chick-V is one bad bitch. I’ve had it so this time I believe her, and yes it can get painful enough to check into the hospital. For some people the pain lasts for years. My nutritionist told me that alcohol increases the pain – I can’t remember why – it was Christmas so she was advising to hold off on alcohol. Maybe that is Lilo’s problem. It increases inflammation and Chick V attacks the joints. Hope no one here never has to experience that pain.

  29. G says:

    Yeah that “rare, incurable virus” wasn’t picked up in Bora Bora is all I’m saying. More like, she’s having complications from “something” she already contracted on one of her many crack binges.

  30. Lady D says:

    I’m staggered, gobsmacked, and amazed that any virus could survive in the toxic sludge that is her immune system.

  31. sam says:

    Hi Guys,

    I may believe her on this one. The chickungunya has been affecting us through the Caribbean as well, and fever and unbearable pain are the symptoms. If this is what she has, it is pretty bad and she must be in terrible pain. It also leaves you with swollen ankles etc. and the pain and weakness can last for weeks.

    It is currently happening mostly in the Caribbean, and has reached some other countries. The EC Island have it the worst…

  32. erin says:

    i feel sorry for her. as someone being evaluated for borderline personality disorder myself it seems very likely that this is something she is suffering from. it doesn’t excuse the things she has done…but it’s a disorder of emotions and emotional response and can be very much unbearable. i imagine it is difficult for those with normally functioning emotions to understand, but trust that she is suffering immensely and that is why she continues to abuse substances.

    • Alexa says:

      I so appreciated reading your (refreshingly) very thoughtful comment regarding the latest news on Lindsay Lohan. Like you – I can easily imagine that Lindsey’s really NOT “living it up” and “enjoying the hedonist’s lifestyle.” Thanks for sharing your comment and being so brave about examining your own reality. It’s not always easy, but it’s the only route (I believe) to inner peace, self-esteem and lasting serenity. Best Wishes!

  33. Deb says:

    Of course Dina’s on her way to London: Lindsay has “unbearable pain” so obviously is getting pain medication! Dina goes were the booze/pain pills are.

  34. jwoolman says:

    She might have the virus, but it’s understandable that people have doubts. She might have overdosed or been looking for legal drugs or just trying to stall her court appearance later this month. She did not go to the London hospital specializing in tropical diseases but rather to one specializing in privacy for celebrities… If she does have the virus, it’s going to be a long painful haul for her. Would they allow her to travel to the U.S. if she has an active case?

  35. Smurphy says:

    JFC that top photo needs a warning. Ugh, she’s such a mess :/

  36. Katarina says:

    Hmmm. According to the latest cdc report, this virus is not in French Polynesia which includes Bora Bora.

    • Katarina says:

      And just read a blind item on blind gossip about a troubled star who’s lying about her health. Lilo has a court date on the 28th

      • greenmonster says:

        She has a court date and not completed her community service, because she was/is to sick to work.

  37. JenniferJustice says:

    Other gossip sites are now saying this was all a ruze to get out of jail time beceause she has to court and say she only ever performed 1/2 of the hours of volunteer work the judge ordered (the whole morgue thing). The thing is, she supposedly was infected by this mosquito carrying disease while in Bora Bora. I would think a judge would be pissed that she went to Bora Bora when she still had volunteer hours to work.