Stars who were hospitalized for mysterious reasons

Celebrities sometimes go to the hospital for the most odd reasons. Some of their injuries are freak accidents while others are the result of exhaustion or just bad genetics. No matter the circumstance, visiting the emergency room is never fun and in some cases, it can bring unwanted news about a worsening condition. From Ellen DeGeneres breaking her finger in a silly wine accident to Zac Efron crushing his jaw and Sarah Silverman's strange throat ailment that left her sedated for five days, here is a round up of stars who landed in the ER for mysterious reasons.

Kat Graham

Kat Graham, best known for her role on The Vampire Diaries, ingested something at a luxury resort in Palm Springs that caused her to pass out in March 2017. TMZ, who was first to break the story, claims the actress downed a pot brownie and was having a terrible trip. Graham 27, was photographed laying on the grass after she allegedly puked and passed out. Paramedics arrived on the scene and took her to the emergency room for further care.

Her rep, of course, denied Graham is a drug user and said the incident was related to food poisoning from a restaurant she had at the resort. Speaking to People a month after the incident, Graham continued with the same narrative and said it wasn't possible for her to have a pot brownie because she's vegan. "I don't know, I've never had one, but I don't think you go to the hospital for that," she said. "It's one of those things where you feel fine and you're sitting in a restaurant and then all of a sudden you feel like you're going to puke."

"I feel like I can't be sick without some story being made up or some photos being sold a month later," she whined. "My friends and I are having a good laugh about it because it's so ridiculous." Despite it all, she believes it's a good thing for others to see she's fully recovered. "It's really important, especially for young girls, to see that if you fall down, you get back up," she added. "If you get sick, you get back up. People are going to say what they want. That's what I hope my fans got from any of that. But yes, I'm fine, I'm perfectly healthy, I'm still a vegan and I'm good."

Ellen DeGeneres

Too much wine isn't a good thing—just ask Ellen DeGeneres. The real estate queen and comedian nearly lopped off her finger after downing two glasses of wine in early 2017.

Standing on her talk show with her finger bandaged up, she attempted to explain how she landed in the emergency room. "So, you know how in gymnastics when you do a one-handed cartwheel and you have to spread the weight evenly between all your fingers? Well, I had two glasses of wine and fell into a door," she quipped to laughs according to E! News. She and wife Portia de Rossi were coming home from a dinner party when the snafu occurred. "The dogs were so excited to see us and I caught the lip of the top step. I was a foot away from the door and I fell into the door and it did something to my finger, I knew something was wrong."

DeGeneres, 59, then showed an x-ray of her disjointed finger. "My first thought was, 'No big deal; Obamacare will cover this.' So, Portia drove me to the hospital—to the emergency room—and when I got there, of course, the receptionist had so many things for me to sign: a picture for her nephew, a T-shirt for her," she laughed. "No, they were wonderful. UCLA, thank you so much…There was a lot of people who were helpful, but Tammy, thank you so much. Tammy was my nurse who was taking care of me."

Jimmy Fallon

Kitchen accidents can be deadly and in Jimmy Fallon's case, extremely gory. The 42-year-old Tonight Show host nearly had his finger amputated after a strange fall in his New York City apartment in 2015.

"So basically what happened is I tripped and fell on a braided rug that my wife loved, and I can't wait to burn it to the ground," Fallon explained on his first day back on the air after a two-week break according to E! News. "I tripped and fell and I caught my fall. So I'm getting up and my finger's sideways. So I go, 'Oh, my God! Did I just break my finger? This is the lamest thing in the whole world.' It completely looks fake, like in a cheap horror movie where you see a broken finger." From there, Fallon jumped wrapped his finger into a towel and rushed off to the emergency room where he was delivered even worse news. Doctors said he suffered from ring avulsion. "My ring got caught on a countertop when I was going down and stuck there and pulled my finger out."

Fallon was incredibly lucky because in some cases the finger must be amputated. In all, he underwent a six-hour surgery in which the surgeron took a vein from his foot and placed in into his mangled finger. Fallon spent a grizzly 10 days in the ICU for his bizarre injury. "And I've gotta say, the doctors and the nurses over at Bellevue Hospital, thank you so much for taking care of me," he said. "Oh, my gosh. I love you guys. It's a tough job. It's a tough, tough job. You guys are rock stars and just awesome, awesome people."

Months later, Fallon appeared on the SiriusXM show The Bill Carter Interview at which he claimed he had no feeling in his finger. "I don't feel my ring finger and I don't feel my pinky finger right now," he said, according to E! News. "My doctor said six months is when I'll probably get my feeling back."

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton, who has a history of medical emergencies including a 2009 meltdown, found herself in need of help once again in January 2017. According to USA Today, The O.C. alumna was taken to a nearby hospital after authorities arrived at her Los Angeles residence to find her acting erratically. A sheriff for the police department told the site, "She was speaking incoherently but agreed to go to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance."

TMZ posted photos of Barton, 31, screaming over a backyard fence that morning. She reportedly was shouting that her mom is a witch and other words like Ziggy Stardust. She was wearing nothing but a dress shirt and tie.

The star told People magazine that she was drugged. "On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours," she told the site. "I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB (date rape drug). After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well. I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars-Sinai for their great care and professionalism. This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings."

Kanye West

In November 2016, Kanye West was rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital for mental evaluation. According to the Washington Post, West was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center following a string of bizarre events including canceling a concert after a few songs. The rest of his Saint Pablo tour dates were also nixed after he strangely pulled the plug.

After the 39-year-old's hospitalization made headlines, his mother-in-law Kris Jenner told Vanity Fair he was "exhausted" but "good."

After more than a week in the hospital, news broke that West's meltdown was due to a medication mixup. He wasn't taking the correct dosage of prescribed drugs reports TMZ. The site added that continuous stress from his wife Kim Kardashian's Parisian robbery and a lack of sleep contributed to the meltdown. While West has kept a low profile since the incident, Kardashian has returned back to work.

West has yet to speak out on the matter.

Zac Efron

In one fell swoop, Zac Efron went from Hollywood heartthrob to damaged goods. In 2013, the now-29-year-old High School Musical alum crushed his jaw in a wild accident at home. "I was running through my house and I slipped and fell on my face," Efron told Jimmy Kimmel (via Us Weekly) once he finally recovered months later. "Let me start over, because the story stars kind of cool. I have a fountain in my houser. That's kind of dope, right? So I was funning through and slipped on water and hit my chin on the fountain in my house. It's not a big fountain, but it's a fountain in my house."

While the situation turned out to be a mess, Efron is thankful his younger brother, Dylan, was around to rush him to the emergency room. "It was pretty gnarly," Efron said of doctors wiring his jaw shut for more than a month. "i was drinking foods for six weeks—only liquid foods. It sucked. I lost 10-12 pounds."

While filming Hairspray, his director Adam Shankman stepped in to take good care of him, according to People. "He has to eat through a straw or a syringe," he dished to the magazine. "It's horrible…. He's in great spirits. He's just like, 'Wow. It hurts.' His jaw is wired shut."

Efron has since fully recovered and has returned to his Greek-God status.

Kim Zolciak

A terrible health scare drove former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak to the emergency room in 2015. Following an appearance on Dancing with the Stars, Zolciak, 38, flew home to Atlanta to rest. Once arriving home, she noticed something was off. "I got home and within minutes suffered a TIA (mini stroke) the left side of my body went completely numb and my speech was gone," she detailed in an Instagram post from her hospital bed. "I have 100%of my feeling back THANK GOD. Still in the hospital but I just know I'm getting released today!"

One month after the episode, she revealed the mini stroke was actually caused my something much more serious. "I was born with a heart defect called the PFO [patent foramen ovale]," Zolciak told Entertainment Tonight. "They refer to it as a hole in your heart, which is more like a valve that doesn't close. I had a blood clot that was able to cross over to the other side, and that's what caused the mini stroke."

Speaking on Good Morning America, Zolciak said it could have become worse. "My doctor said I could have had a heart attack," Zolciak added. "It was inevitable at some point in my life that I probably would have dealt with something like this." Because Zolciak was sidelined by the injury, she was forced to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars.

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton, who does everything from sing, act, host a talk show and star in a reality show, nearly wound up dead after a horrendous medical scare. According to People, Braxton, 40, was performing on Dancing with the Stars when docotrs discovered blood clots in both her lungs in 2015. "With a Heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end," she shared on Instagram from her hospital bed.

"I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn't want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don't have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.'s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs)," Braxton wrote. "As you all know I will be the first to always encourage anyone to push through any obstacle that comes along one's way. But in this case, my health is my current obstacle… And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else. I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn't the case. Take care of yourselves… I love you and thank you ALL for your support."

As part of her treatment, Braxton had her rib removed, reports The Real. "Doctors prescribe blood thinners to treat the blood clots but are concerned that the pain in her upper chest is most likely due to a blockage in a vein," said a clip on the star's health. "Further medical tests reveal Tamar suffers from a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. Due to strenuous activity, the muscles around her rib have become enlarged, blocking the blood from flowing to major veins and arteries in the arm and causing blood clots to form."

Lindsay Lohan

Tropical vacations aren't always restful. Lindsay Lohan contracted a nasty virus from a mosquito bite while on holiday in Bora Bora in 2014. According to TMZ, Lohan, 30, came down with chikungunya, a virus that causes severe fever and joint pain and fatigue.

After vacationing, she flew to Los Angeles for a work project then flew back home to London. That's when her condition and health began to deteriorate causing her to be bed ridden. She was immediately taken to King Edwards VII Hospital where she was treated. She was ultimately allowed to return home after her fever broke.

After the incident, she posted a snap to Instagram in a bathing suit and warned everyone to use protection. "Before I got Chikungunya use bug spray please, God bless," she captioned the since-deleted picture, according to Page Six.

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman thought she had a typical sore throat but soon learned she had a serious case of epiglottis, which knocked her out for five days. Recalling as much detail as she could remember, Silverman laid it all out on Facebook in the summer of 2016. "I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive," she wrote. "Don't even know why I went to the doctor, it was just a sore throat. But I had a freak case of epiglottitis."

Silverman says during surgery she couldn't fully be sedated because her blood pressure was too low. "I was drugged just enough to not feel the pain and have no idea what was happening or where I was," she said. "They had to have my hands restrained to keep me from pulling out my breathing tube. My friend Stephanie said I kept writing 'was I in an accident?'" Five days after surgery, Silverman woke up and couldn't remember a thing and could only communicate with handwritten notes and letters on a simple board.

"I thanked everyone at the ICU for my life, went home, and then slowly as the opiates faded away, remembered the trauma of the surgery & spent the first two days home kind of free-falling from the meds / lack of meds and the paralyzing realization that nothing matters," she said. "Luckily that was followed by the motivating revelation that nothing matters." Silverman also thanked her family, friends, close loved ones and medical staffers for taking care of her once she was allowed to go home. Silverman says she was never left alone during those tender days.