Prayers for Joe Exotic. The star ofTiger King has been hospitalized for COVID-19.
The reality TV star, whose real name is Joe Maldonado-Passage,was transferred from his cell to a Forth Worth, Texas medical center operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Joe Exotic is serving a 22-year sentence for his role a murder-for-hire plot, as well as violating the Endangered Species Act.
His fourth husband, Dillon Passage, said this week, “Joe is in COVID-19 quarantine. They put him on a COVID-19 isolation because there were cases in the previous jail he was at.” (KXAS-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth)
The Netflix docu-seriesTiger King exposes Exotic Joe’s sketchy relationships with the law and multiple lovers. He’s a gay, polygamist zookeeper. You have to watch Tiger King to believe his wild story. There’s talk of a mini-movie with Hollywood actors. Kate McKinnon ofSaturday Night Live is set to star as Carole Baskin, who is Joe Exotic’s rival.
Before quarantine, Joe Exotic had two actors on his wish list to play him: Brad Pitt, and if he’s not available, then David Spade aka Joe Dirt. (The Hollywood Reporter)