Beloved RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Chi Chi DeVayne has been hospitalized for a mystery illness, according to her Instagram.
In a series of Instagram Stories, the Creole queen revealed she was rushed to the hospital this past weekend for serious medical issues. She tested negative for COVID-19, but her doctors quickly realized she had high blood pressure.
“They think that I’m going through kidney failure,” she told her 474,000 followers on Instagram.
Later, DeVayne shared an update that her blood pressure had gone down, and she’d been scheduled for “three hours of dialysis” to hopefully restore her kidney function. She added that she’d waited “too long to go to the doctor” after receiving a diagnosis for scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease that eventually targets the internal organs.
“These are the consequences,” she said.
Sending so much love and positivity to #ChiChiDeVayne, who is currently in the hospital.
If you'd like to support our sister, here's how:
PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/RRlfKFz4rO
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) July 20, 2020
The Shreveport, Louisiana-based queen was a standout on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, making it all the way to the top four before eventually being eliminated. She returned to the workroom for the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in 2018.
News of her hospitalization sparked an outpouring of love on social media, including kind messages and calls to donate directly to DeVayne from fellow Drag Race girls.
Send a special prayer for my baby Chi chi Devayne. We need to bombard heavens gates.. speak her name and thank God for his will to be done.. speedy recovery baby girl..
— Kennedy Davenport The Dancing Diva of Texas (@kennedyddoftx) July 16, 2020
Please consider helping our friend Chi Chi Devayne in any way possible. She’s experiencing major medical issues and needs our support and love more than ever ❤️
— Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) July 16, 2020
Please Send all your love and support to Chichi Devayne
•Venmo – @Zavion-Davenport
•Cashapp – $ZavionDavenport
•Paypal – email@example.com
— The Vixen (@TheVixensworld) July 16, 2020
At the time of writing, DeVayne is still in the hospital and undergoing treatment, according to her Instagram.
Get well soon, Chi Chi!
Main image: DeVayne at the Drag Race Season 8 finale party.