Drag Race's Chi Chi DeVayne shares update after being hospitalised for 'kidney failure'
21 July 2020, 14:26
RuPaul's Drag Race star Chi Chi DeVayne was admitted to hospital a month ago with suspected kidney failure, and has shared a video update with fans, candidly saying she will "fight to survive".
RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Chi Chi DeVayne has given an emotional update from a hospital bed, one month after being admitted for suspected kidney failure.
This week, the queen (also known as Zavion Davenport), underwent an operation so that medical professionals could take a closer look at what was going on with the major organs that had been affected.
Taking to Instagram Live, the season 8 contestant told fans that she's feeling 'better' but 'drugged-out': "I told them I need some of that s**t they put me on so I can take it home" she added.
"It went by smooth, they injected me with some stuff before I went in and I didn’t feel a thing. I’m out of it right now so…I had to lay on my back for six hours.
"I’m ready to get back to doing what I love. Thanks so much to all the people who donated and wished me well and wanna see me do well. I been fighting y’all."
She admitted, "I’m gonna fight to survive of course but I’ve been fighting too mentally, because this is a new experience for me. But I got it under control. I’m okay, I’m gonna be okay."
"It makes me wanna do better for y’all. It makes me wanna live. Got me out here crying and s**t, let’s blame it on the medicine," she said as she spoke about the friends that had helped her through the experience. "I will be out of this hospital soon and I will be moving on to new and exciting things."
Chi Chi has been living with a rare condition called Scleroderma since 2018, and just recently, it attacked her immune system and internal organs, causing damage and suspected kidney failure.
Get well soon!