Kathy Griffin says she can't get coronavirus test at 'major hospital,' calls out President Trump: 'He's lying'

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Kathy Griffin said she couldn't get tested for the coronavirus despite exhibiting "unbearably painful symptoms."

Griffin tweeted Wednesday that she was sent to a "COVID-19 isolation ward" at "a major hospital" and was unable to get a test. The 59-year-old comedian, who lives in Los Angeles, included photos from her hospital room. In one shot, Griffin can be seen laying down with a mask. It's unclear if she's still in the hospital or when the pictures were taken. Yahoo Entertainment reached to a representative for Griffin for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

Kathy Griffin says President Trump is lying about accessibility to coronavirus tests. (Photo: Getty Images)
Kathy Griffin says President Trump is lying about accessibility to coronavirus tests. (Photo: Getty Images)
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The comedian made the revelation in response to a tweet from President Trump who exclaimed, "the United States has done far more 'testing' than any other nation, by far." Griffin said the president is "lying," and claimed the hospital she was sent to couldn't test her for COVID-19 because of CDC restrictions.

Griffin has tweeted about the importance of staying home and self-isolating amid the pandemic. For days, she posted her temperature on social media. Last week, she did not have a fever.

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Griffin did not elaborate on her "painful symptoms" or when they started.

It's been a difficult time for the entertainer, as her mother, Maggie, passed away on March 17. She has been struggling with what to do about a funeral.

Griffin, whose tumultuous history with President Trump has been well documented, frequently criticizes the administration's handling of the pandemic. Earlier Wednesday, she tweeted a link to the World Health Organization's daily press conference calling it "a real" one.

While it's unknown at this time if Griffin has COVID-19, many celebrities have been directly impacted by the virus.

For the latest news on the evolving coronavirus outbreak, follow along here. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please reference the CDC and WHO’s resource guides. 

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