Lindsay Lohan has been hospitalized after contracting chikungunya, a rare and incurable virus she picked up while in Bora Bora at the end of December.

Lindsay Lohan Hospitalized After Contracting Chikungunya

has been hospitalized after contracting chikungunya, a rare and incurable virus she picked up while in Bora Bora at the end of December.

Hype Life Magazine gathered that after suffering from a high fever and experiencing joint pain described as “unbearable,” Lohan was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in London.

The 28-year-old actress flew to the French Polynesian island to film a commercial for Esurance, and stayed for some personal time.

On Dec. 31, Lohan tweeted that she had contracted the virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, which causes fever and severe joint pain.

“Being sick is no fun. But happy new year everyone. Be safe. Love all,” she wrote on Twitter.

The actress was initially optimistic after learning that she had contracted the virus, captioning one Instagram photo:

“I refuse to let a virus [affect] my peaceful vacation.”

Update: Lindsay was just released from the hospital because her fever broke sufficiently, but her joint pain is still intense and doctors referred her to a specialist who treats the virus.

Lindsay’s mother Dina is on her way to London to be with her.

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