Lance O’Brien, Tania Roberts’ longtime partner, has put forth a theory as to what may have led to her press publisher telling her that the actress died while being treated at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles of an unknown illness.
Roberts, best known for her role on “That 70’s Show,” is not dead, but is still in the hospital.
He said he was finally allowed to see her days after she was hospitalized. He said he thought she was “coming,” but that the nurses told him she was dying.
“I finally got to the elevator because no one [wants] To help you get out of there at all – you are in a spacious hospital and there are no staff around – and I got down in the elevator, not knowing where I was and a security guard took me to find [Roberts’ publicist] Mikhail [Pingel]. “
O’Brien recalls that Pinngle asked him what happened during the visit, and told him he had “just said goodbye to Tania.”
Pingel confirmed on Sunday for multiple outlets and in Facebook that The “That ’70s Show” star has passed away at the age of 65 After entering the hospital Angels.
However, on Monday, Roberts was revealed He was still alive in the hospital.
“It might just be a misunderstanding in some way,” O’Brien told Fox News about the report.
“Next thing I know, I come home and on my cell phone, there [notification] O’Brien remembers that Tanya Roberts passed away, “adding at a later time:” This is the true truth with God, exactly what happened. “
After a devastating Sunday evening, O’Brien agreed to speak with him Inside the edition About the ordeal in order to express his grievances with the Cedars, but in the middle of the interview, he gets a call from the hospital.
He remembers, “They want to talk to me about Tonya Roberts … I was pissed off a little bit, and I went, ‘Well, she’s dead. what are you talking about? she died “. “[They said,] No, she’s not dead, she’s here. “
O’Brien admits he doesn’t remember much from the moment, but the Inside Edition posted a video interview, and his emotions are visible.
He said, “I lost my mind.”
The publicity said on Monday The Hollywood Reporter He “got confirmation [of her death]But this was from someone so dumbfounded [O’Brien]. “
According to the Associated Press, O’Brien told Pinngle that Roberts “seemed to be slipping out of our hands.”
On December 30th, Roberts was struck by a bug that she thought might be Corona VirusSo she made an appointment to take the test, but at 4 a.m. the next day, O’Brien said he woke up and found her on the ground unable to get up.
Paramedics arrived and treated her with oxygen. They took her to the hospital.
“When they get to Cedars of Sinai, that’s the last thing I hear from her,” he said. “They told me she is getting oxygen and I cannot talk to her and I cannot visit her because no one has been allowed in there and they do not know if she has COVID or not.”
(He said it came back negative after 48 hours.)
O’Brien said, “They put her in intensive care, but not“ intensive care. ”He compared the room to a cafeteria and said it was” horrible. “
O’Brien said it was difficult to get updates on her condition.
Los Angeles Times mentioned Hospitals in the city have been inundated with COVID-19 cases. The report said emergency medical services workers were advised to reduce oxygen use and avoid transporting patients who have almost no chance of recovery.
O’Brien said Roberts was “in excellent health”. He said she was on a “four or five hour walk in the Hollywood Hills” shortly before she was hospitalized.
Pinngle originally told the Hollywood Reporter that Roberts had been hospitalized since December 24 after collapsing while walking her dogs, although O’Brien said “there was nothing wrong with her” prior to her New Year’s Eve accident, other than “some stomach problems.”
Cedars-Sinai and Pingel did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.