Jenna Jameson Misdiagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Partner Reveals

Jenna Jameson was misdiagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) following days of hospital treatment, her partner has revealed.

Erstwhile adult film star Jameson, 47, had shared in a January 10 Instagram post that she had been diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disorder after battling ill health for weeks.

Her partner, Lior Bitton, took to the model's Instagram Story on Monday to share an update on her ongoing health woes, as he revealed she had undergone several rounds of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy.

"Just a little update, Jenna is still in the hospital," he said in the self-shot footage. "She doesn't have the Guillain-Barré syndrome. It was confirmed by the doctor after a second test and five rounds of IVIG, so she does not have the Guillain-Barré."

"We will keep you posted soon," he continued in the seconds-long clip. "Take care. Thank you for the prayers. Keep praying for Jenna, please."

Bitton—who has a 4-year-old daughter, Batel Lu, with Jameson—previously said on January 12 that the star's condition had failed to improve amid treatment.

"She's not doing so well," he said. "Her legs have become very thin—they're thinning down, so they've become super skinny.

"The neurologist she came in today and she wants to run some more tests to make sure it's Guillain-Barré syndrome. It was kind of confirmed, but after the treatment now they have second thoughts. They're doubting it. So not sure.

"So tomorrow she's gonna be running a lot of tests, a lot of neurological tests to see what's going on and what we're gonna do with her, so we'll see."

Jenna Jameson treated for Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Jenna Jameson was misdiagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome earlier this month, her partner revealed in an Instagram post on Monday, January 17. Jenna Jameson/Instagram;/Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic

He wrote of Jameson in an accompanying caption: "She can't walk can't stand up and She doesn't get any better with the IVIG treatment and vitamins. After they suspected that it's guillain barre syndrome now they having the run more test cuz they are not sure.

"Tomorrow is gonna be a big day for Jenna with many neurological tests. She appreciates all the prayers and your amazing supportive messages. Please keep sending her messages so she stay strong. Thank you."

After sharing her initial GBS diagnosis earlier this month, Jameson wrote that she had not taken "the jab" after her followers questioned whether her condition was brought on by a COVID vaccine. GBS has been found to be a "very rare" possible side effect of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.

Next to a since-deleted video of herself in a Hawaii hospital bed, Jameson wrote on Instagram: "I did NOT get the jab or any jab. This is NOT a reaction to the jab. Thank you for your concern."

COVID-19 vaccines have been deemed "safe and effective" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but those seeking vaccination are advised by the CDC to "get either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines). The mRNA vaccines are preferred over Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in most circumstances."

Bitton previously shared that Jameson had been "throwing up for a couple weeks," which led to her initial hospitalization. She underwent a CT scan before being sent home by doctors.

"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."

The CDC describes Guillain-Barré syndrome as a "rare, autoimmune disorder in which a person's own immune system damages the nerves, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis."

Symptoms can last anything between a few weeks to several years. While most people make a full recovery, some are left with permanent nerve damage. Some patients have also died of GBS.

Jenna Jameson and Lior Bitton
Lior Bitton (L), the partner of Jenna Jameson (R), took to the former adult film star's Instagram account to share an update on her condition. She remains hospitalized. Jenna Jameson/Instagram;/Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

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