Left-wing anti-Trump comedienne Kathy Griffin revealed she is suffering from an extreme case of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which began after the publication of her sickening photograph holding the bloodied severed head of President Donald Trump.
In an Instagram video, which used filters to reflect how she “feels internally,” Griffin revealed her struggle with panic attacks.
“I put this effect on because it kind of shows how I’m feeling,” she said in the post.
Kathy Griffin, who has spent the last five years attacking Trump, added: “I have been diagnosed with complex PTSD, and for the last year and a half I have been plagued with terrifying panic attacks.”
“Sometimes they last a few hours or more typically, they last at least a full day if not multiple days in a row. I feel silly even telling you this, because I always thought PTSD was just for veterans and stuff. During my attacks, I typically vomit quite a bit and often have to go to the ER just to get IV fluids. Anybody else?” Griffin said.
Last Friday, Griffin also revaled in a TikTok video she recently suffered an eight-hour panic attack.
“I had a freaking eight-hour attack yesterday. Eight hours of freaking writhing in pain in the bed,” Griffin said. “I felt like one might be coming on, so I started to feel a little iffy. So I’m on my walk now … which is helpful.”
Griffin said her panic attacks affect her physically.
“It hits me in my chest first, like my chest starts to tingle. Then it goes right to my stomach,” she said in another TikTok video.
In 2021, Kathy Griffin told ABC News’ Nightline she was struggling with drug addiction and contemplated suicide , which she said stemmed from the backlash to her highly inappropriate and disturbing photo holding a severed head of then-President Trump.
The image created a firestorm after TMZ first published it in May 2017.
“To be told by people in my own industry, ‘It’s over. Leave the country for five years. You’ve shamed our industry,’ on and on and on. It definitely got to me,” she said in the interview. “And so, I got to the point where I kind of agreed. Like, maybe it is time for me to go, and I’ve had a great life, and I don’t think there’s a next chapter for me.”
Griffin stumped heavily for Democrats in the last election cycle, saying that “civil war” would erupt if Republicans won the midterms.
“If you don’t want a Civil War, vote for Democrats in November. If you do want Civil War, vote Republican,” she tweeted in September.
Griffin also advocated for physical violence against Trump in 2020 after suggesting someone use a syringe on him “with the air inside,” a lethal act.
“Syringe with nothing but air inside would do the trick. FUCK TRUMP,” she tweeted.
She has yet to learn her lesson.