By: Kuni Isaac
Jenna Marie Massoli, known professionally as Jenna Jameson, is an American model, former adult film actress, businesswoman, and television personality. She has been named the world’s most famous adult entertainment performer
Jenna Jameson is currently home and “resting” after spending nearly two months in the hospital. The 47-year-old posted a health update on Tuesday, revealing she still can’t walk and doctors are unsure exactly what is going on on.
“I still have more testing to try to to but it seems there’s something off with my nervus femoralis , and it’s affecting my strength in my legs,” the previous adult movie star shared on social media.
The nervus femoralis is found within the pelvis and goes down the front of the leg. Femoral nerve dysfunction is a loss of movement or sensation in parts of the legs due to damage of the nerve. There are various disorders that would cause nervus femoralis dysfunction.
“So i’m still during a wheelchair, unfortunately, but I hope to be out of the wheelchair soon and walking,” Jameson added on her Instagram story. “So say a little prayer.”
Jameson shared a video of her legs showing she still has movement, but noted her quad strength is “really weak.” She explained she has some atrophy. but told fans to not get “too alarmed” by her skinny legs and joked that they’ve always been “ultra skinny.” Atrophy is decrease in size or atrophy of a body part or tissue.
Jameson was initially diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, “a rare, autoimmune disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerves,” according to the CDC.
Boyfriend Lior Bitton, however, later confirmed that she actually didn’t suffer from Guillain-Barre syndrome , meaning doctors are still checking out answers.
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 few weeks,” which led to her initial hospitalization. After undergoing a CT scan, she was sent home by doctors, consistent with Bitton.
“Then she came back home and she or he couldn’t carry herself,” Bitton added. “Her muscles in her legs were very weak. So she wasn’t ready to walk to the toilet .
“She was falling on the way back or to the toilet . I would need 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 a number 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 didn’t get the jab or any jab,” Jameson wrote during a since-deleted Instagram post. “This isn’t 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.”