RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar Chi Chi DeVayne was hospitalized for what appeared to be high blood pressure. Instead he remains hospitalized with kidney failure.
In a video on her Instagram Story Chi Chi said
“So I just wanted to give everyone an update. I tested negative for COVID, so I don’t have that, but I have high blood pressure and they’ve said that I’m going through kidney failure.
So tomorrow they’re going to give me a biopsy on my kidneys and let me know what it is that makes my blood pressure so high, so I just want to say that I love you guys.”
In 2018, Chi Chi was diagnosed with scleroderma, an uncommon condition that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels
Scleroderma is caused by the immune system attacking the connective tissue under the skin and around internal organs and blood vessels. This causes scarring and thickening of the issue in these areas.
Chi Chi went to social media prior to being hospitalized and stated:
“Lots of people don’t know but I was recently diagnosed with scleroderma. I have been dealing with this over the past eight or nine months but was afraid to expose it to the public in fear of losing out on jobs and facing criticism from friends and fans...but I feel it’s finally time to let the world know what’s really going on with Chi Chi...bottling this up has had me in a state of depression...it had made me hate my appearance...and also made my stray away from the public eye but i’m no longer hiding and living in a state of fear...i just ask you all to keep me in your prayers as i battle with this life changing illness.”
Chi Chi continues to give friends and fans updates via her official Instagram Story chichidevayneofficial
The drag world went to their social medias on Thursday, July 16, 2020 to show their support for Chi Chi DeVayne
Zavion Davenport better known to many as Chi Chi DeVayne appeared on the reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race on the eighth season and on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
A Venmo, Cashapp and Paypal have been posted to help with the cost of hospitalization. If you are interested in donating please do so at the following: