Former model Jenna Jameson recently announced she is suffering from the rare autoimmune disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome.
She took to Instagram on Monday, January 10th, 2022, from a bed in the Honolulu Hospital, informing her 530k followers of her diagnosis.
In the comments of a recent post made by her husband, Lior Bitton, fans speculated the Covid-19 vaccine may have triggered the disease, a claim which she quickly discredited.
What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?
Guillain-Barré syndrome is an extremely rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the nerves and can cause weakness in muscles.
Currently, around 1 in 100,000 people are affected by the disease in the United States, equating to 3,000-6,000 new diagnoses each year.
Usually, symptoms begin in the legs and upper arms where hosts feel a tingling sensation and their muscles become weak.
Other symptoms may include; problems with balance and coordination, numbness throughout the body, chronic pins and needles, and more.
There is no known cure for the disease but there are a variety of treatments and around 60-80 percent of sufferers are able to walk again within six months.
Jenna Jameson shuts down rumours about the vaccine
Jenna’s husband, Lior Bitton, shared an Instagram post on Saturday, January 8th, 2022, informing fans that the 47-year-old had been admitted to the hospital as she was unable to walk.
“She couldn’t carry herself, the muscles in her legs were very weak. She wasn’t able to walk or go to the bathroom. Her knees buckled so she wasn’t able to hold her body weight.”
In the comments, some users suggested the disease may be a side effect of the Covid-19 vaccine.
However, the TV personality posted a video on Monday, January 10th, 2022 updating followers on her condition.
In the caption, she confirmed that she was unvaccinated against Covid-19, citing it could not be to blame for her diagnosis.
The caption read: “PS I did NOT get the jab or any jab. This is NOT a reaction to the jab. Thank you for your concern.
While Guillain-Barré syndrome has been listed as a side effect of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, its occurrence is said to be extremely rare.
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