Jenna Jameson Defends Use of IG Filters—'I'm on F****** Death's Doorstep'

Jenna Jameson has defended her frequent use of filters on her Instagram account, explaining that she wants to disguise "the fact that I look like a corpse."

The former adult film star, 48, has long been battling an as-yet-undiagnosed illness that saw her misdiagnosed with rare autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome back in January, as muscle atrophy in her legs left her unable to walk unaided and reliant on a wheelchair.

Amid the ups and downs of her long-running health woes, the Hawaii-based model has often shared updates with her Instagram followers in posts that have shown her face appearing graphically altered by a range of the image-sharing app's filters.

However, her method of altering her images was criticized over the weekend, when she uploaded what appeared to be a throwback photo of herself scantily clad.

Jenna Jameson defends use of Instagram filters
Jenna Jameson is pictured left on August 27, 2015 in Borehamwood, England. The former adult film star is pictured right in an Instagram post shared in June. Jameson has defended her use of appearance-altering filters on the social media platform. Karwai Tang/WireImage;/Jenna Jameson/Instagram

Responding to the post, which showed Jameson sporting a crop top and panties, one of the star's followers commented: "Jenna you're beautiful without all the photoshop."

"[What] a weak sideways compliment," mother of three Jameson shot back. "Ma'am you WISH this was photoshopped."

Another follower agreed with the original poster, writing: "All these filters she's been using lately. She is a beautiful woman!!! But this is getting out of hand!"

"This chick up here," Jameson said in response, "oh, it's SOOO out of hand!!!!! Excuse me that I'm on f****** [death's] doorstep and want to filter the fact that I look like a corpse. Your comment will now come back on you ten fold."

When one of Jameson's fans commented that they "really don't think Jenna would photoshop" her posterior, the star replied by saying that "my a** is big af.... I may just post a vid to my story."

Last week, Jameson spoke out against bizarre claims from "weirdos" that her fiancé, Lior Bitton, murdered her, posting an Instagram Story to refute the claims being made—and prove that she's still very much alive.

Speaking in a self-recorded video from her bed, the model said: "I wanted to pop on and address a few weirdos that are saying that, like, my... that Lior killed me and I'm, like, fertilizer."

"No, I'm here, it's me," Jameson assured after laughing at the accusations. "I guess I have to show my face every so often to prove that I haven't been murdered. It's so f****** dark. Anyway, I hope your day's going well."

Elsewhere last week, Jameson revealed in another video message that she is now able to walk to the bathroom unaided, after months of relying on a walker and wheelchair.

"I want to show you guys that I'm walking unaided," she said in an Instagram Story post that showed her feet as she walked. "I mean, I'm not walking perfectly, but at least I'm up on my feet."

She added: "So guys, I'm feeling better. I am able to walk pretty well. How cool is that? I'm feeling a lot better."

In another post shared on Instagram, Jameson wrote: "Still working to walk. But it's the little victories like getting to the bathroom without a walker or wheelchair that keep me pushing forward. Please pray for my legs, I can use all the help I can get!"

Jenna Jameson recovers from mystery illness
Jenna Jameson is pictured on October 25, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. The model has been battling a mystery illness for the past several months. Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic

Following months of assuring fans that her recovery was heading in the right direction, the model took to Instagram in June to reveal that she had experienced a setback.

"I'm not feeling very good," Jameson said in a video posted on her Instagram Story. "It looks I am going to have to go back into the hospital, and I am not excited about that. But I have to do what I have to do."

Jameson had been previously released from hospital in February, after doctors spent several weeks treating her and attempting to diagnose her illness.

Back in April, she revealed that she had been working with a therapist who deals with "memory, like cognitive issues," explaining: "Since all of this went down, I have like lapses in my memory. My short-term memory is trash. It's just trash."

She then went on to explain that medical professionals have informed her that her memory may have been negatively impacted by the stress of her illness.

Jameson also said she had started taking supplements after discovering that she had "very low" thiamine levels.

"We're still kind of looking for answers," she said in a video shared on social media. "One thing that's happening is that I have very low thiamine levels, which can affect a lot of different things in the body, including walking. Go figure.

"I think that my lack of thiamine in my body is definitely not helping... So I am taking a lot of vitamin B1 and doing a lot of physical therapy and hoping for the best. So keep me in your prayers."

Thiamine, which is found naturally in a number of foods and can be taken as a supplement, plays a vital role in energy metabolism and in the growth, development, and function of cells, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Early stages of a thiamine deficiency can cause "weight loss and anorexia, confusion, short-term memory loss, and other mental signs and symptoms; muscle weakness; and cardiovascular symptoms (such as an enlarged heart)," per the government agency.

Bitton said on Instagram back in January that the model had been "throwing up for a couple weeks," which led to her initial hospitalization. She underwent a CT scan before doctors sent her home, according to Bitton.

"Then she came back home and she couldn't carry herself," Bitton said. "Her muscles in her legs were very weak. So she wasn't able to walk to the bathroom.

"She was falling on the way back or to the bathroom. I would have to pick her up and carry her to bed. And then within two days it got really not so good. Her legs started to not hold her—she wasn't able to walk."

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