What happened to Elphaba Orion Doherty? TikToker denies rumors of her death

TikToker Elphaba Orion Doherty is rumored to have died after posting a video of her in the hospital. She has since called the rumors false and asked for a break to “heal.”

Elphaba Orion Doherty is a 19-year-old TikToker with over 600,000 followers who made waves on the app after gaining popularity with the constant songs “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked.”

During her time on TikTok, Doherty has been involved in several controversies and rumors including History is accused of faking Tourette’s and being autistic. In June 2023, Jeffree Starr also accused Doherty of beating him at his ranch in Wyoming.

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A new rumor is now circulating on social media that Doherty died after posting a video from the hospital. But is that true? Here you will find everything you need to know.

Is Elphaba Orion Doherty dead?

No, Doherty is not dead. In November 2023, rumors of the TikToker’s death began circulating on social media after Doherty posted a video of her in the hospital.

However, Doherty soon confirmed that it was just a rumor that she was still alive.

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In an Instagram Story post, she said: “Please stop saying I’m pretending to be in the hospital and taking this as a joke. “Let me take a break without lying, that’s all I’ll show you. Say I’ll do it [for] Attention as much as you want. I’m trying to prove that I’m not okay, but people won’t even listen to that and the post that I died. I feel exhausted.

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“Let me heal.”

It is unknown what health issues Doherty is seeking medical help for.

Doherty then wrote: “I AM NOT DEAD. The Effing news is now published. I’m trying to heal and the people making this up are making me sick because people are fantasizing about it like it’s a trend…”

In the story below, she shared a screenshot of an online article that appeared to claim she had died. Above it, she wrote the words “I’m not dead,” confirming that the reports are false.

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Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@nytimas.com.

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