Lindsay Lohan was released from a London hospital Wednesday, four days after going in to treat a flare-up of the mosquito-borne virus she had contracted last month while vacationing in the South Pacific.
Dina Lohan, mother of the "Mean Girls" star, confirmed reports the actress, 28, had been admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital in London, saying, "She went in four days ago, but we've tried to keep it quiet. I don't know who leaked it." She told Newsday Lindsay had been suffering from a high fever and joint pain due to chikungunya, a rarely fatal but lingering disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
Speaking from her home in Merrick, Dina Lohan said she planned to travel to London as soon as possible to be with her daughter. Lindsay, she said, was seeing a specialist, and though her symptoms were abating she was still in pain.
The actress remains scheduled to shoot a movie in Switzerland shortly, Dina Lohan said. On Friday, Lindsay Lohan had posted an Instagram image of herself with director Jonathan Baker and her manager, Evan Hainey, meeting at The Beverly Hills Hotel about the Lionsgate movie "Inconceivable," which she had first announced a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival. "That film will follow the Swiss project," Dina Lohan said.
Lindsay Lohan has been living in London since early 2014 and made her stage debut in a West End revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" in September.
On Dec. 27, while spending the holidays in French Polynesia, she posted an Instagram photo of herself on a motorized personal watercraft. In a tweet linked to the photo she captioned, "Before I got chikungunya. Use . . . [bug] spray please. God bless."
In a tweet the following day, Lohan wrote, "Being sick is no fun. But happy new year everyone. . . . " Minutes later, in an Instagram photo of herself and two friends -- celebrity stylist Patrick Aufdenkamp and Fabienne Bratschi, a former model and one-time Miss Switzerland contender who has a home on Bora Bora, French Polynesia -- she added, "In good faith with good people. I refuse to let a virus effect [sic] my peaceful vacation. Be safe and happy on the new year all. . . . and a positive, healthy new year."