While in the French Polynesia over New Year’s, Lindsay Lohan contracted a rare and untreatable virus called Chikungunya and Dish Nation has exclusively learned it has friends and family worried the Mean Girls actress may relapse while attempting to maintain the infection.
The virus — transmitted through mosquito bites — causes debilitating joint pain and can have side effects of fever, fatigue and rash.
“Friends and family are worried that if Lindsay tries to subside some of the side effects using pain killers, it may cause her to relapse,” a source close to the situation told Dish.
“She’s been working hard at building a respectable career again while in London, so the last thing she needs is an excuse to give in to her addictions.”
Furthermore, the insider says Lindsay, 28, is used to being the center of attention in her family and is hurt that her father Michael Lohan isn’t showing more concern for her.
“Michael cares about Lindsay. He always has and always will, but he knows this isn’t some life-threatening disease so he’s not dropping everything to run to her and that bothers her a bit,” the source said.