For reasons each more disturbing than the next, the state of actress Lindsay Lohan's health continues to be a source of perpetual scandal, even if it's not entirely true.
Friday morning, ABC and other news outlets partially misreported that the 25-year-old was found unconscious in the penthouse of the Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and that paramedics transported the actress to a hospital.
News of the news prompted what is perhaps society's least sensitive display of concern, a Twitter death watch, and its many variations:
Sure, $42 seemed like a lot of money at the time, but Lindsay Lohan is the Tom Brady of any Celebrity Death Fantasy Auction League.— Adam Smoot (@adamsmoot) June 15, 2012
Chiming in from Minneapolis with something resembling a conscience, one user took a more collective approach to the former child star's well being:
if lindsay lohan diesWe all die— conner (@connersup) June 15, 2012
L.A. County fire officials confirmed to KPCC that responders were sent to the 4375 Admiralty Way address this morning, however they would not confirm the identity of the patient. The fire department also said evaluations were made on the scene but that no one was taken to a hospital.
Incidentally, the glittering grapevine of gossip, TMZ, may have gotten closer to reality with its reporting on this particular situation.
Lohan has a history of legal woes and high-profile rehab stays for drug and alcohol abuse. She is currently shooting the TV movie "Liz and Dick" in the area.