‘Buffy’ Star Kristy Swanson Hospitalized For COVID-19 After Criticizing Vaccine Mandates
Kristy Swanson, the star of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, has revealed she has been hospitalized with COVID-19.
The actress shared the news on Monday over Twitter that she had been taken to the hospital over the weekend. She said she was being treated for coronavirus-related pneumonia.
“Prayers for me please,” she wrote. “Yesterday I took an ambulance ride to the hospital. I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all COVID related of course. I’m in good spirits and in great hands.”
She followed up on her current health and tweeted, “I was just at the tail end of my COVID diagnosis when it jumped into my legs. So they are treating me with Baricitinib and blood thinners so I don’t clot. I’m ok.”
Swanson added she had a “wonderful” team of medical professionals taking care of her, and she was “doing great.”
Old colleagues of Swanson sent their well wishes and hoped she recovers soon. Her former Pretty in Pink co-star Jon Creyer wrote, “OMG I’m so sorry to hear this but glad to hear you are in great hands and getting good care. You and your family are in my thoughts. i wish you strength and rest and happiness and health.”
Swanson has been critical of the COVID-19 vaccine and voiced her opinions on social media. In September, she suggested that officials enforcing a vaccine mandate were pushed as a way to “make mo-money.”
“Oh I see, so it behaves just like the flu,” she wrote on Twitter, including an article about COVID immunity. “Every year a new [flu] arises and a new vaccine comes out for it if you want to get one. That’s exactly what this whole thing is, except this time they went to mandate vaccines so they can make mo-money.”
Swanson has not revealed if she was vaccinated. On Monday, she responded to a story that referred to her as “anti-vax.”
She cleared the air on Twitter, “I have NEVER said I am anti-vax.”
🙏🏼 Prayers for me please. Yesterday I took an ambulance ride to the hospital. I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course. I’m in good spirits and in great hands. ❤️🙏🏼
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) November 1, 2021
Pray for Kristy Swanson! 🙏
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) November 1, 2021