Jenna Jameson Remains Unable to Walk, Shows Fans Her 'Incredibly Skinny' Legs

Jenna Jameson has revealed that she is still unable to walk, after returning home from a weeks-long stay in hospital.

The former adult film star, 47, was initially diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome in January. However, her partner, Lior Bitton, said days later that she had been misdiagnosed.

On Tuesday, six days after she announced that she was finally heading home from the hospital in Hawaii, the model gave her social media followers an update on her health.

"I wanted to pop on and let you know what was going on," she said in a video shared on her Instagram stories. "I am just resting, obviously. I still have more testing to do.

"But it seems there's something off with my femoral nerve and it's affecting my strength in my legs, so I am still in a wheelchair, unfortunately. But I hope to be out of the wheelchair soon and walking."

In another clip, Jameson directed the camera to one of her legs, which she said had become "incredibly skinny" because of her illness.

"So, you can see I still have movement in my leg, but my quad strength is really, really, really weak," she said, "and as you can see I have some atrophy happening.

"My legs are incredibly skinny. But don't get too alarmed because my legs have always been ultra skinny. So don't judge me. We will be back to the best soon."

Earlier this month, Jameson revealed that doctors were continuing to investigate the cause of her condition, which has kept her largely bedridden for several weeks.

"They're still searching for answers of what's going on," she said. "I am still unable to walk. I have movement, I just can't bear weight. Hopefully we'll have answers soon."

Bitton, with whom Jameson has 4-year-old daughter Batel Lu, had previously been sharing health updates on her Instagram account.

In January, Bitton explained how the 47-year-old's legs had "become very thin—they're thinning down, so they've become super skinny."

He also revealed that Jameson had been "throwing up for a couple weeks," which led to her initial hospitalization. After undergoing a CT scan, she was sent home by doctors, according to Bitton.

"Then she came back home and she couldn't carry herself," Bitton added. "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."

Jameson's initial Guillain-Barré diagnosis had prompted some of her Instagram followers to ask whether her illness had been brought on by taking a COVID vaccine. The autoimmune disorder has been reported to be a "very rare" possible side-effect of the Johnson & Johnson COVID shot.

"I did NOT get the jab or any jab," Jameson wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. "This is NOT a reaction to the jab. Thank you for your concern."

COVID-19 vaccines are "safe and effective," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people "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."

The health agency describes Guillain-Barré 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 from weeks to several years, and some patients are left with permanent nerve damage. Although the disorder is potentially fatal, full recoveries are commonplace.

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Jenna Jameson has given an update on her health after returning home from a weeks-long stay in a Hawaii hospital. Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images;/Jenna Jameson/Instagram