Todd Chrisley revealed this week that he landed in the hospital with the coronavirus. One of his daughters, Savannah, has been open about how deeply it affected her and how scared she was for his well being.
Now, his other daughter — Lindsie — is talking to TMZ about her dad’s diagnosis.
“Since everything that happened in August, I assumed that if anything ever did happen to him, God forbid, something horrible happened that the reality would be that I would probably find out through the media before anybody contacted me, so I kind of expected that,” she said about finding out about Todd’s diagnosis through social media and not from the family directly.
“What happened, happened, so I think that the circumstances of corona change what did happen,” she continued. “However, it did make me very, very upset that he had something that could potentially kill him, and so that did make me very sad.
She went on to explain that she thinks she had COVID-19 herself although she was never tested.
“I literally felt like death, like I should probably go to the hospital but I think that the scary part is at the time that I got it, there was a lot of unanswered things,” she said. “Honestly, I was scared, more than I have ever been scared.”
Todd revealed his struggles with COVID-19 on his podcast earlier this week.
“Can we talk about this bitch called corona?” he said. I have been battling corona for three weeks. I was in the hospital for four and a half days, fever between 100 to 103 [degrees] and it has been the sickest I have ever been on this earth.
“Hopefully, I will get better every day, but as of right now, folks, I still am not clicking on all cylinders. I am probably about 70 to 75 percent of what I normally am, but that last 25 percent is kicking my ass.”
The ordeal took an emotional toll on Savannah who opened up about it on Instagram.
“I talk to my daddy 10x a day! He’s my bestfriend…I also never go to bed a single night without a ‘Goodnight and I love you’ text..and now my dad was sitting in a hospital room by himself and I had no idea how he was,” she wrote.
“At one point I fell on my hands and knees and begged God to not take him..to not take my best friend..I would give everything I had if it meant keeping my daddy. I was so desperate that I dropped photos of our family off at the hospital and said ‘If he sees these I know he’ll keep fighting!'”