Harsh Fact of Life: Actress Has West Nile

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Former Facts of Life star, Lisa Whelchel, has announced a health scare.

The 49-year-old tweeted that she’s been diagnosed with the West Nile virus. Whelchel, who played Blair Warner on the popular ’80s sitcom, says it takes a year to recover.

The actress is currently on the show Survivor: Phillipines, but it’s not known if her diagnosis has anything to do with that.


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