Lindsay Lohan Powering Through Scary-Sounding Virus on Her Holiday Vacation

Actress reveals she contracted chikungunya, a virus that comes from mosquito bites, but wasn't going to let that ruin her Christmas

By Natalie Finn Dec 30, 2014 1:53 AMTags
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Lindsay Lohan was laid low, but she's powering through.

The actress revealed the other day that she contracted chikungunya, a virus that comes from mosquito bites, during her week-long holiday vacation in French Polynesia.

"Before I got chikungunya…use Big spray please …God bless," Lohan tweeted Saturday, obviously meaning bug spray, and linking to a photo of herself jet-skiing in what was otherwise paradise.

Per the World Health Organization, chukungunya's symptoms can include rash, fatigue, nausea, headache, muscle pain, fever and severe joint paint.

?? God bless. #meditate

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None of that sounds like the making for a very merry Christmas, but Lohan, who had posted earlier in the week about the importance of taking "alone time" to clear one's head, seemed to be maintaining a positive attitude.

"In good faith with good people," she captioned a pic yesterday of herself alongside pals. "I refuse to let a virus effect my peaceful safe and happy on the new year all...#wildfox and a positive, healthy new year." (And don't forget the bug spray!) 

She also tweeted, "Being sick is no fun. But happy new year everyone. Be safe. Love all. Make a difference and keep your…" but the Instagram link she included no longer works, so that thought remains unfinished for now.

Lohan had been keeping to a rigorous theater schedule in London, where she's been on stage in a West End production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, her big return to acting after rehab and shooting a docu-series for Oprah Winfrey's OWN.