Gia Allemand of “The Bachelor” fame was rushed to University Hospital in New Orleans Monday night for an unknown, but “serious medical emergency.” The 29-year-old reality star was on Jake Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor” in 2010 as well as season 1 of “Bachelor Pad.” The model was reportedly on life support and not breathing as of Tuesday.
Gia’s longtime boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, and her mother are at her bedside. Ryan is an NBA player with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Melinda Farina, a close friend of Gia’s, informed fans on Twitter Tuesday night that Gia was on life support and the cause is unknown. She asked for prayers.
Here’s what the New Orelans Pelicans released in a statement to the Daily Mail:
“Ryan is with her now at the hospital. It’s a tough situation for everybody to deal with and it was definitely unexpected.
”We don’t know what exactly happened and we are hoping to speak to her doctors to find out.”
Wednesday afternoon another statement will be released by the family about Gia’s condition. Few details have been revealed over “The Bachelor” star’s reason for being in critical condition.
Farina also tweeted this about Gia:
“I’m so sad about my best friend right now…how could this have happened to such an incredible person..she needs to come out of it!
“Everyone I will keep you posted if I hear anything further right now it’s not good-we all need to stay positive though she’s tiny but strong.”
Gia’s family released a statement Tuesday asking for privacy during this time. Hopefully more will be known about Gia’s medical emergency by Wednesday afternoon.