Comedian Kate Quigley is only lucid for moments at a time and faces a long road to recovery after reportedly overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl at an LA house party, according to her mom.
“Thank you everyone for your prayers and positivity. Kate is stable. She still isn’t lucid for more than a moment at a time. We are optimistic that she will recover (tho it won’t be quick),” her mother, Fran Wyles, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.
The 39-year-old stand-up’s state was still shaky after being hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday, and initially she wasn’t able to post her own health updates, her mom wrote.
The funnywoman, who has appeared on “The Office” and “Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, tweeted Wednesday that she’s “on the mend” and “Working hard to get back to life!!!!”
A batch of fentanyl-laced cocaine was reportedly to blame for the deaths of fellow comedians Fuquan Johnson, a writer for “Comedy Parlour Live,” along with Ricky Angeli and Natalie Williamson at a party in the Venice section of Los Angeles over the weekend.
The painkiller may have played a role in the death of Michael K. Williams, the beloved actor from “The Wire,” who was found dead from an apparent drug overdose Monday in New York City.
The synthetic opioid is up to 100 times more potent than heroin and is linked to the deaths of stars including Prince, Mac Miller and Tom Petty.
The LA Police Department is investigating.
Originally published at https://nypost.com/2021/09/08/comedian-kate-quigley-on-the-mend-from-cocaine-overdose/ on .