Ashley Park Shares She Was Hospitalized After Suffering From Critical Septic Shock

Emily in Paris star Ashley Park opened up about a recent health scare that led to a stay in the ICU, sharing a message of gratitude for boyfriend and costar Paul Forman.

By Olivia Evans Jan 19, 2024 4:07 PMTags
Watch: Ashley Park Reveals Hospitalization Due to "Critical Septic Shock"

Ashley Park is on mend following a harrowing health scare. 

The Emily in Paris star shared that she is still recovering after a case of tonsillitis developed into a serious infection, leading to a stay in the ICU.

"As I sit here processing and recovering from the first few weeks of 2024, the only word I can think of is grateful," Ashley wrote in a Jan. 19 Instagram post. "While on holiday in December into New Years, what started as tonsillitis spiraled into critical septic shock, which infected and affected several of my organs. I am grateful that my health has improved despite what we had initially been told."

And the Joy Ride star, who shared photos and videos of the pair from her hospital stay, also confirmed her relationship with Emily in Paris costar Paul Forman in her post while sharing a moving message thanking him for his support.

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"Grateful most of all to @peforman for being unconditionally by my side through all this," Ashley continued. "You calmed my fears and held me through ambulances, three foreign hospitals, a week in the ICU, scary ERs, countless scans and tests and injections, excruciating pain, and so much confusion all while we were alone on the other side of the world far from those we know. I love you Paul. More than I can ever say."

The 32-year-old also assured fans that though she is "on the other side of the worst," she is still recovering. 

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"Thanks for reading this," she concluded. "I'm sorry for being so absent recently to so much and to people in my life. I love you all. I'm healing and I promise I'm gonna be okay."

Several of Ashley's friends and costars sent their love in the comments section, including her and Paul's Emily in Paris costar Lily Collins.

"I can hardly look at these without crying," she wrote under Ashley's Jan. 19 post. "I love you sister and I'm forever grateful you're on the other side of this and for @peforman for your incredibly huge heart and being there for every step of the way. I cannot wait to hug you both." 

See how more celebrities are sending their love to Ashley:

Lily Collins

"I can hardly look at these without crying. I love you sister and I’m forever grateful you’re on the other side of this and for @peforman for your incredibly huge heart and for being there every step of the way. I cannot wait to hug you both."

Selena Gomez

"My heart  I’m so grateful you are okay but praying for more healing."

Busy Philipps

"oh my god, honey. i was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering why i didn’t see you at mean girls and then thought-oh she must be somewhere fabulous. you poor thing. I’m so glad you’re on the mend and sending you so many healing positive vibes."

Cynthia Erivo

"ASHLEY, oh my goodness!!! I’m so sorry, healing, healing, healing!!!"

Natasha Bedingfield

"That must have been terrifying. I know about hospitals. Drs and nurses are incredible . So much love to you and glad you’re in the mend."

Ava Phillippe

"Oh my….thank goodness you’re on the mend! You & @peforman make the best team, and it’s a beautiful thing to witness. Sending so much love & light your way."

Jamie Chung

"Ashley thank god you’re on the mend how terrifying. We love you."

Alexandra Daddario

"Sending you and Paul so much love. You are joy and light and everything wonderful."

Tan France

"Oh my gosh, Ashley. I’m sending all my prayers and love your way."

Amanda Kloots

"Omg friend!!!!! I’m so glad you are ok. Sending you prayers!!!"

Glen Powell

"So sorry to hear this. Sending you love and strength."

Paris Hilton

"Love you feel better sis."