Celebrity News

Amanza Smith hospitalized for blood infection

Amanza Smith is finally getting answers after a painful health journey. As the Selling Sunset star shared in a June 11 message to fans, she was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for an infection in her blood.

“Over a month ago and all of this started I thought that I had a bulging disk or a slipped disc or something wrong with my lower back that was regular,” Amanza wrote on Instagram alongside footage of herself getting treatment. “I laid in pain in my house for several days. I cried. I took Tylenol. I went to urgent care.”

After getting an MRI and CT scan, the 46-year-old was advised to go to the hospital.

“I came to Cedar Sinai last Friday thinking that I was going to get another scan on my back and then go home. Instead, I was admitted and they immediately started testing me for things in my blood,” she continued. “Come to find out I had an infection in my blood that had caused, a great deal of infection to be spread to the bones of my spine and it’s called osteomyelitis.”

Amanza started antibiotics in an attempt to treat her blood infection and diminish the infection in her spine, which, as she noted, was first believed to be a tumor. “Because on an MRI,” she wrote, “that’s what it looks like.”

“Everyone was very scared, including myself,” she added. “Here I am day 10 and I’m making this message a bit quickly because I’m about to go into surgery to have portions of the infection removed from my spine that weren’t getting any better…”

Later that same day, the mom of two returned to social media to give an update on her procedure.

“The surgery went well,” she said in an Instagram Story video. “I’m back in my room, I’ve already gotten changed back in my comfy pajamas and I’m on the mend guys. So thank you for all the well-wishes and prayers.”

In other news – Lupita Nyong’o causes a stir with her outfit at the Tony Awards 2023

Lupita Nyong’o made a major statement on Sunday’s Tony Awards 2023 red carpet, clad in an ultra-realistic silver breastplate molded from her own naked body. The Oscar winner described wearing the custom Misha Japanwala design as “a shameless out-of-body experience” on Instagram, adding that she was “honored, humbled, strengthened and energized” to wear the one-of-a-kind creation on the Tonys carpet.

“Misha Japanwala is a Pakistani artist and fashion designer, whose work is rooted in the rejection and deconstruction of external shame attached to one’s body. In her artistic process, she creates a realistic and true record of a person’s body as an act of resistance and celebration, and an insistence on being allowed to exist freely in our bodies,” Nyong’o, 40, continued. Read More

Back to top button