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Kathy Griffin Is Back Home After Checking Into Hospital With ‘Unbearably Painful’ COVID-19 Symptoms

Kathy Griffin Is Back Home After Checking Into Hospital With 'Unbearably Painful’ COVID-19 Symptoms
March 27, 2020 - 01:59 / Hayley Paskevich

After having been admitted to the hospital after showing symptoms of coronavirus, Kathy Griffin has now returned home. Find out what she said about her experience!

Kathy Griffin is back home from the hospital as she recovers from from an abdominal infection! Earlier on in the week, Griffin was admitted to a COVID-19 isolation ward after showing symptoms of the virus following her return from Mexico. As she told the Los Angeles Times in an interview about her experience, she found herself having stomach issues which then gave way to vomiting, diarrhea, and intense pain.

"We were both nervous because we were still in the incubation period after returning from [a trip to] Mexico, but also we had not left the house in days," Griffin explained. "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?”

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Kathy Griffin attends the official opening of Paula Abdul's Flamingo Las Vegas residency "Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl" on October 24, 2019.

Griffin on coronavirus tests: "They're not making the rules at all"

Griffin went on to say that after being sent to an area of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center specifically designated for those with COVID-19 concerns, she had an x-ray taken showing clear lungs as well as an abdominal infection. She explained that her doctor wanted to test her for coronavirus, but she was supposedly told she didn't meet the CDC-imposed criteria and so could not be tested.

"The realization when they told me the guidelines was, ‘Wow ... I now know not to come back unless my lungs are full with what feels like pieces of shattered mirror, unless I can’t breathe and unless my fever is 103...,’" Griffin shared. On Tuesday while hospitalized, she voiced her frustration via Twitter about the limitations that U.S. president Donald Trump put on COVID-19 testing, blaming the "Pence task force restrictions" for the inaccessibility of tests.

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"They’re not making the rules at all. That’s a frightening feeling," Griffin said to the Los Angeles Times, expressing her thoughts on the restrictive nature of the situation. "I just think it’s so obvious that those tests have to be accessible to everybody.... A lot of people, when they hear the president saying everyone who needs a test should get one, then shouldn’t have to then go to a hospital where, frankly, they may be exposing themselves or exposing others".