Actress Kristy Swanson, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie fame, reported feeling “fabulous” Wednesday, just days after she took to social media to announce she was hospitalized at a Mount Holly, N.J., facility due to COVID-19 complications.
“I got off IV fluids last night,” read an afternoon tweet in which Swanson said was holding healthy oxygen levels. “My lungs are clearing. I have energy, I’m happy, I’m so grateful to Virtua [Memorial Hospital] Staff.”
According to the actress, she’s slated to be released from the hospital Thursday. Swanson said she had responded well to baricitinib, a drug for rheumatoid arthritis that can be used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. In earlier tweets, Swanson said she was also being treated with blood thinners.
News of Swanson’s hospitalization broke Monday when she took to social media asking for support.
“Prayers for me please,” she wrote. “[Sunday] 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.”
Swanson can be described as a staunch conservative who has used her social media platform to criticize coronavirus mitigation efforts, spread conspiracy theories, and downplay the severity of the virus, which has claimed more than 28,000 lives in the Garden State alone.
According to Us Weekly, Swanson and her husband figure skater Lloyd Eisler, whom she met on the early aughts reality show Skating with Celebrities, moved from California to New Jersey in January 2020.
After giving a shout-out Monday to Virtua Memorial Hospital staff and New Jersey paramedics for the care they provided her, the 51-year-old actress then took to fighting off accusations of her being part of the anti-vax movement.
“I have NEVER said I am anti-vax,” she wrote in response to an article characterizing her that way.
By Election Day, Swanson said she felt like dancing and retweeted dispatches about the governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey. On Wednesday morning, Swanson was casting unfounded doubts about the integrity of the New Jersey governor’s race.