Dannii Minogue reveals the reason why she was able to avoid and isolate hotel quarantine in Gold Coast
Dannii Minogue insists she did NOT receive special treatment after being allowed to isolate in a private mansion – and reveals the VERY unusual medical problem that led her to escape her hotel quarantine
- Dannii Minogue has been quarantined this month in a private home on the Gold Coast
- She received a medical exemption and was able to avoid hotel quarantine
- This caused outrage to many who said it was due to her celebrity’s ‘privilege’
- Minogue revealed that she has claustrophobia and was not receiving special treatment
Dannii Minogue has revealed the unusual medical reason why she was able to evade mandatory hotel quarantine – paralyzing claustrophobia.
The Masked Singer star and her son Ethan, ten, instead spent the 14-day stint at a private home in the Gold Coast after arriving from Los Angeles on July 13.
The 48-year-old started responding when it was revealed that she had received a medical waiver, which allowed her to avoid hotel quarantine, along with the $ 2,800 bill.
Many labeled the exemption as “disgusting,” while others claimed it was due to her celebrity privilege after another well-known name, Nicole Kidman, was allowed to quarantine her $ 6.5 million estate in the Southern Highlands.
Since March 28, everyone entering Australia has had to undergo a two-week quarantine in hotels to prevent the coronavirus from entering from abroad.
Ms Minogue has now insisted that she not receive special treatment and said that those who judged her “did not know the facts.”
Dannii Minogue (photo) caused outrage after it was revealed that she received a medical exemption from quarantine in a private home in the Gold Coast
The 48-year-old singer (photo) arrived from LA in Queensland on July 13, but didn’t have to isolate at a hotel or pay the $ 2,800
“I wouldn’t ask for a ‘celebrity’ treatment or get something special,” she said The Daily Telegraph.
“I went by the book, I made it my priority to keep everyone safe – everyone.”
“I took a lot of time to bring the whole thing together so that the Queensland government was happy, the Queensland health officials were happy, and I am happy. I’ve added extra stuff to (the safe COVID-19 plan) so I know I can sleep at night. ”
The star opened up about her claustrophobia last year, admitting she could never wear the outfits featured in her show, The Masked Singer.
“I checked them out, but I absolutely can’t wear them,” she told the Herald Sun..
“I am the most claustrophobic person. I will have a panic attack, sometimes in or out of clothes. I have to tell the stylists about shoots so they can understand. ‘
The singer also focused on her former employer Channel 7, who originally broke the story, saying the news had been “unfairly skewed.”
She is now looking forward to returning to the Masked Singer, who will resume filming in Melbourne on Sunday.
Social media broke out after news broke that Ms. Minogue would not be quarantined at the hotel.
Some claimed it was “ridiculous and unfair” after other travelers had no choice but to pay $ 2,800 and isolate themselves from their homes.
Ms. Minogue (photo, with sister Kylie) has insisted that she not receive special treatment after avoiding hotel quarantine
The Masked Singer star (photo, far right on the show) revealed that she suffers from claustrophobia
“Utter idiot! Dannii Minogue you are not above the law! @ScottMorrisonMP how do you make this happen? an indignant citizen tweeted.
Another wrote: “This is not correct … Dannii Minogue should have been put in hotel quarantine like everyone else who comes to Australia.”
“I love you very much, but I think you shouldn’t have been exempted. Range of privileges and favoritism, “a third commented.
Relieved to hear that Dannii Minogue was able to avoid the hotel quarantine and the $ 3,800 [sic] invoice that goes with it. I’m sure my brother will be treated with the same generosity because right now he is looking at spending money, he doesn’t have to come home, ”someone tweeted.
Ms. Minogue and Ethan reportedly went to the property immediately after leaving the airport and stayed there during their 14-day quarantine.
She also agreed to be tested for coronavirus multiple times during her quarantine.
No one was allowed to visit the grounds where she was staying.
Many Australians said Ms Minogue’s exemption (pictured) was ‘ridiculous and unfair’ after other travelers had no choice but to isolate themselves in the hotels