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Kathy Griffin posts TikTok saying she has ‘complex PTSD’

Comedian/actress Kathy Griffin attends the official opening of Paula Abdul's Flamingo Las Vegas residency "Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl" at The Cromwell Las Vegas on Oct. 24, 2019 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/TNS)

Kathy Griffin shared in a TikTok post that she has recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that she sometimes vomits from her anxiety.

The 62-year-old comedian implied that the condition stemmed from her public falling-out after she posted a picture of then-President Donald Trump’s fake severed head in 2017.

“You can laugh or whatever, but I’ve been diagnosed with complex PTSD, and it’s called an extreme case,” she said in the video posted Tuesday.

“If any of you know my story, you’ll understand that this really started for me about 5 1/2 years ago. Wink,” Griffin continued, referencing the 2017 incident.

In the backlash that came after posting the image, Griffin lost her co-host spot on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, and was subsequently investigated by the Secret Service, put on a “No-Fly” list and had many of her stand-up shows canceled.

“I had the FBI calling and telling me that I was under credible death threats,” she said later in 2018.

In her TikTok from Tuesday, Griffin asked her followers for advice. “I’d love to hear from you guys about depression or anxiety, that kind of stuff, and how you cope,” she said to the camera.

Griffin later posted a follow-up video on Friday, as she claimed to be having somewhat of an anxiety attack as she was recording and walking along the beach.

On Saturday, a third TikTok was posted, again in diary-style with Griffin talking directly to the camera.

She thanked her followers for all the support she had been receiving since the first video and shared that she “woke up ok today,” saying her PTSD is typically worse in the mornings.


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