Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, had quite an eventful day on Thursday (Jan.21). The pair rushed to the emergency room after Brittany experiencing lingering chest pains.
Brittany first revealed that she wasn’t feeling well on Thursday morning.
“I had the worst chest pains this morning,” she wrote on Instagram stories. “Anyone else have random pains and thought, ‘this is it, this is how I’m goin’ out?’”
Brittany thanked Jason for “making sure was still kickin’” and two hours later, revealed that she was still in bed and still experiencing chest pains. Admitting she tried to pull it together to get on with her busy day, she ultimately decided to stay in bed due to the pains.
Several hours later, Brittany returned to Instagram stories to reveal her diagnosis.
“After five hours, yep, five hours of being at the ER, I have pleurisy, which is also known as the lining around your lungs is inflamed,” she explained. “To help this, I take ibuprofen. I hear wine is a cure, but also I think I’m gonna get divorced now because I just put this man through five hours of the ER.”
Jason, who appeared to be a bit fatigued after spending several hours at the hospital, interjected, “Dude, five hours, that’s being generous. I mean, for something that two Advil would have knocked out in 30 minutes!”
Brittany admitted that it was “very painful” and even explained that she thought she was “having a heart attack.”
“No, you weren’t,” Jason quipped.
According to WebMD, “Pleurisy is a type of chest pain. It affects a part of your body called the pleura. The pleura is a thin layer of tissue that wraps your lungs. They fit snugly within your chest, which is lined with another thin layer of pleura. These layers keep your bare lungs from rubbing against the wall of your chest cavity every time you breathe in. There’s a bit of fluid within the narrow space between the two layers of pleura to keep everything moving smoothly.”
It appears the pair is at home resting after returning from the hospital.