Actor Kristy Swanson says she is being treated at a hospital in New Jersey for COVID-19-related pneumonia.
Swanson starred in the 1992 film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” the Joss Whedon-written film that preceded his acclaimed series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
“Please pray for me,” she tweeted Monday. “Yesterday I took an ambulance trip to the hospital. I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course. I am in good spirits and in good hands. ”
Swanson, 51, went on to say she was at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly and that she was “on the verge” of a COVID-19 diagnosis, “when it jumped into my lungs.” She said she was being treated with blood-thinning medication and the anti-rheumatic drug baricitinib.
“They are so on top and have a wonderful staff,” she tweeted. “My night nurse is Rose and I love her because she takes care of me and that’s my mother’s name. The ambulance staff in NJ are super pro, friggin amazing and hot AF! I feel good.”
Swanson has spread misinformation about COVID-19 on social media.
“Oh, I can see, so it’s behaving like the flu,” she tweeted in September when she shared an article about coronavirus. “Every year a new fly strain emerges and a new vaccine comes out for it if you want one. That’s exactly what it’s all about, except this time they want to order vaccines so they can make money. “
But Swanson refuses to oppose the vaccine.
“I have NEVER said I’m anti-wax,” she tweeted.
It is unclear whether she was vaccinated for COVID-19 before developing complications.
The actor has circulated conspiracy theories about Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Swanson, who is known to be a supporter of former President Donald Trump, met with Trump in the White House when he was president in 2020.
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