Bride and Prejudice fake death: Dannii Erskine allegedly 'in hospital' trends now
The Bride and Prejudice star who was falsely reported dead last week is allegedly seeking treatment in hospital after learning of her own demise in the news.
Dannii Erskine's 'death' was announced on May 2 when a person claiming to be her sister Dee alleged her life support had been turned off in hospital on April 29, the day after an 'intoxicated' driver supposedly 'T-boned' her car in North Melbourne.
But this account was later disputed by Victoria Police and the coroner, who said no accidents or deaths of this kind were reported.
In her first public statement since the fake death saga, Dannii said she was in hospital for foot surgery and also receiving unspecified 'psych' care.
She confirmed she was not dead on Wednesday in a rambling statement to the So Dramatic podcast, the outlet that first incorrectly reported her death.
The statement came in the form of a series of text messages Dannii allegedly sent to a friend who was in contact with So Dramatic.
'In psych because of all this s**t and my foot got infected,' one text read.
'Tell her [Megan Pustetto, the host of So Dramatic] to shut her f**king mouth. I was going to contact her but I have been unwell all week.'
Dannii Erskine (pictured), the Bride and Prejudice star who was falsely reported dead last week, is allegedly seeking treatment in hospital after learning of her own demise in the news
Dannii confirmed she wasn't dead on Wednesday in a statement to So Dramatic. The statement came in the form of a series of texts Dannii allegedly sent to a friend; in one of these messages it was claimed she was in hospital for a foot infection and also receiving 'psych' care
The alleged texts included threats to sue the media for falsely reporting Dannii's death without a 'confirmed source', saying the news should never have been published based solely on an email claiming to be from her sister.
In a separate statement to So Dramatic Online, the podcast's sister website, Dannii confirmed she was alive and well, and explained the death hoax was the result of her Instagram account being hacked.
'On April 29, 2023, my Instagram account was hacked,' she said on Wednesday.
The statement went on to claim Dannii had received a Gmail notification that the hacker lived in the Geelong region and police were 'going to look into it'.
'I spoke to my family who advised me to try focus on my upcoming [foot] surgery,' the statement continued.