Survivor: Phillippines' Lisa Whelchel is facing a problem no alliance will help her overcome: West Nile virus.
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The former Facts of Life
the bad news on Monday: "Dr. just called with blood test results...I have West Nile. Ugh. I'm fine, just tired. Takes a year to recover." Whelchel did not indicate whether her diagnosis is related to her time on Survivor
, which finished filming in April.
Whelchel's followers were quick to share their support of the actress, who was "very touched by all the sweet tweets." The actress is keeping up a positive attitude throughout the ordeal, telling her fans
, "I'm feeling fine & expecting a full recovery. So grateful for you. Thanks!"