“There was one report that was out that I was dead,” she told ET’s Keltie Knight during an interview. “My parents were frantically calling me that morning going, ‘We are getting people calling with their condolences.’ Like, ‘Mom I'm on the phone with you. I'm in my bed.”
RadarOnline.com readers recall that after her trip, Rycroft, 36, went on Instagram to reveal that she contracted a brutal and mysterious illness while in the Caribbean island. With extreme stomach pains, she was rushed to the doctor where she underwent a string of blood tests.
”I was never under the care of a nurse. I was never dying, I don't think. I felt like it a few times but I was never dying," she said in the interview, not clarifying what illness she had or if she’s entirely cured.
Rycroft’s health crisis came just as a ninth American was found dead in the Dominican Republic. Radar readers know the tourists have flown to the island from all over the U.S., and have died of eerily similar consequences — many of them after drinking alcohol from their hotel mini bars.
Worried tourists have begun to cancel their tropical trips amid the epidemic, and families of the deceased refuse to give up on the investigation.