One of the more famous adult actors of the 21st century, Jenna Jameson, has been confined to hospital unable to walk due to a rare disease.
Jameson has been in Hawaii receiving treatment for Guillain-Barre syndrome, which weakens her muscles and stops her legs being able to carry her weight.
“She returned home and couldn’t stand up by herself,” Lior Bitton, Jameson’s partner, explained on Twitter.
“The muscles in her legs were very weak. She couldn’t walk to the bathroom, when she returned she was falling and I had to carry her to bed.”
The treatment for the disease is IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin), with the actor due in the hospital until the treatment finishes in its entirety.
“I have started my IVIG, I’m in hospital and will probably stay here until I complete them,” Jameson posted on social media.
What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?
The Mayo Clinic defines the ailment as a ‘rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves’, with the first symptoms usually being weakness and a tingling sensation in the extremities.
These sensations can quickly spread and paralyse the entire body and as yet there is no cure, but merely treatment which can alleviate symptoms over time.
The mortality rate from the disease is between four and seven percent, and 60-80 percent of victims can walk again within six months.