“Emily in Paris” star Ashley Park was hospitalized in early January 2023 while on vacation in Thailand after developing tonsillitis that spiraled into life-threatening septic shock. Park shared details of her harrowing health ordeal this week, saying her condition was critical and she is grateful to be alive.
Park had been in Thailand celebrating the new year when she came down with tonsillitis on January 2nd. Her condition deteriorated rapidly, and she went into septic shock within hours. She was admitted to the intensive care unit and placed on vital organ support.
|Comes down with tonsillitis in Thailand
|Condition spirals into septic shock within hours
|In ICU on vital organ support
|Flown back to the United States
|Remains hospitalized in the U.S.
What is Septic Shock?
Septic shock is a life-threatening condition caused by an extreme immune response to a severe infection in the body. Toxins released by the infection trigger widespread inflammation, which can lead to dangerously low blood pressure and damage to vital organs.
Park’s tonsillitis infection triggered septic shock, which ultimately affected several of her organs. She said both her kidneys failed, her liver failed, her lungs filled up with fluid, and her hands and feet turned grey – clear signs that her body was shutting down.
Recovery and Aftermath
After initial emergency treatment in Thailand, Park was airlifted back to the United States on January 5th. She remained hospitalized for nearly two more weeks after returning home.
Park said she is now out of the hospital and continuing her recovery process. She expressed immense gratitude to the doctors and nurses who saved her life. Her “Emily in Paris” co-stars, including Lily Collins and Paul Forman, have shown public support for Park as she recovers.
Production for season 4 of the hit Netflix series was slated to potentially begin in June 2023, but may be delayed given Park’s health situation. Further updates on her condition and the show’s filming schedule are forthcoming.
Park endured an extremely traumatic health incident, but the immediate crisis phase has passed and her prognosis looks positive moving forward. With time and rest she is expected to make a full recovery.
When she does return to filming “Emily in Paris,” Park’s harrowing experience with septic shock will likely give her character Mindy Chen a whole new perspective on life and priorities. Chen has always served as a grounding voice of reason for her overly-romanticized friend Emily – and now Park has real-world wisdom of her own to draw from in shaping the fan-favorite character.
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