Tiger King's Joe Exotic has been hospitalised for coronavirus

Gabrielle Dyer
Photo credit: Tiger King - Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

The star of Netflix's Tiger King, Joe Exotic, has reportedly contracted coronavirus and is now in hospital. This comes after he was recently placed in coronavirus isolation within a prison medical centre.

Joe, an exotic animal zookeeper, gained overnight fame following his role in the docuseries. According to the Mirror, he was reportedly moved from Oklahoma's Grady County Jail to isolation in a Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, after various other inmates at the jail tested positive for Covoid-19.

There are thought to be around 213,144 confirmed cases currently in the US. Worryingly, an increasing number of incarcerated inmates and guards have been tested positive for the virus.

The New York Post reached out to a Grade County staffer, who confirmed: "He is no longer here at this facility."

Speaking to US entertainment reporter Andy Cohen, his husband Dillon Passage said: "We speak like three to five times every day, but since he's been moved to this new facility, they are putting him on a Covid-19 isolation because of the previous jail he was at, there were cases. I've yet to speak to him since he moved."

The 57-year-old was convicted earlier this year and is currently serving 22-years in prison for two counts of murder-for-hire of Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin and various animal abuse charges.

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