Savannah Chrisley has dismissed the concept that a celebrity status in any way fast-tracked 52-year-old father Todd Chrisley‘s recent coronavirus treatment – the real estate mogul and reality face fronted media outlets overnight for a reveal that he tested positive for the deadly virus weeks ago, also winding up in the hospital as COVID-19 left him “the sickest that I have ever been.”
Savannah, 22, took to Instagram last night with a family photo showing the “Chrisley Knows Best” dad. Her caption expressed everything from fears that dad Todd wouldn’t make it and the concept of celebrity privilege, to details of the hospitalization and encouragements to “stay home.”
“COVID-19: Dad was diagnosed with the coronavirus about 2.5 weeks ago..and I have never been so scared in my life,” the Georgia-born star began. Savannah then added that her “irresponsible” mindset over basic hand-washing and no-contact concepts had changed.
Detailing her father’s trip to urgent care as his symptoms worsened, Savannah addressed the family’s celebrity status.
“Before people say…”OH HE ONLY GOT TESTED BECAUSE HES A CELEBRITY…” u are WRONG! He went into an urgent care just like the rest of u would,” she wrote.
The lengthy caption from the star also shouted out the state of Tennessee, saying: “Here in TN Vanderbilt [sic] was extremely prepared for testing and has testing at 15 or so of their walk-in clinics.”
A 3 a.m. decision to take Todd to the Emergency Room was also detailed, with the three days Todd spent there referred to by Savannah as the “hardest” she’d ever endured.
“I talk to my daddy 10x a day! He’s my best friend…I also never go to be a single night without a “Goodnight and I love your” text,” she continued.
“At one point I fell on my hands and knees and begged God to not take him..to not take my best friend…” Savannah added.
Also wishing doctors and nurses the best, plus thanking her support network, Savannah tagged two medics– Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Charles Galanis and cosmetic surgeon Jacob Unger for having offered help.
Todd, meanwhile, stated that COVID-19 had left him with a fever of between 100 and 103 degrees as he took to his “Chrisley Confessions” podcast to make the reveal. Savannah’s post racked up over 154,000 likes in ten hours.
March saw outspoken rapper Cardi B appear in a series of Instagram rants – “Coronavirus, sh-t is getting real” quickly turned into an iTunes chart hit after DJ iMarkeyyz remixed the words. The 27-year-old also made headlines for suggesting that celebrities were being “paid” to test positive.
“Let’s say if I have the coronavirus right now. How am I supposed to know I got it because sometimes I be like, ‘If y’all have a cough, you have it,’” she began.
“But then I be seeing these basketball players say like, ‘Yeah, I have the coronavirus, but I don’t got no symptoms.’ So how the f-ck am I supposed to know when I’m supposed to get tested for it? Y’all ni–as is playing with me. That’s my problem right there,” Cardi added.
The mindset from the “Bodak Yellow” rapper may well have shifted with time – she just partnered up with Fashion Nova to donate $1 per hour for 42 days to COVID-19 sufferers. Fans are likely wishing Todd Chrisley all the best.