Darius Rucker Speaks Out With Health Update on Ex-Girlfriend Kate Quigley Following Accidental Overdose

by Josh Lanier

Darius Rucker gave fans an update on Kate Quigley’s condition following her near-fatal overdose earlier this month. The pair dated in 2020.

The country music star told People magazine that the comedian is recovering.

“You know, she’s doing great. She’s coming out of that,” Rucker said on Friday. “I’m glad that she’s doing that.”

Quigley and four others allegedly took cocaine laced with fentanyl at a party in Venice, Calif., on Sept. 4. Comics Fuquan “Fu” Johnson and Enrico Colangeli, as well as their friend Natalie Williamson, died after taking the supposedly spiked drug with her, Fox News said.

“My heart goes out to all the other victims, but [Quigley] is doing okay,” Darius Rucker shared at the time.

The 39-year-old Quigly tweeted her thanks to the many people who had sent messages of support while she was in the hospital. But she said she would likely take a break from social media to help her heal mentally and physically.

After doctors released her from the hospital last week, Quigley tweeted that her life would go on.

“I am better every day. I’m sore,” she replied to a fan on Sept. 13. “I was going to break from social, but honestly I’m in a great mood today. I’m so excited about the @RamsNFL kickoff game & I’ve decided that life must go on. No use in not living when I am lucky enough to be alive!!”

Kate Quigley Says She ‘Took Life For Granted’ Before Her Overdose

Kate Quigley said her near-death experience changed her forever. In her first update after her overdose, Quigley thanked the doctors, nurses, and paramedics that saved her life on September 4. She also reflected on everything she lost that day.

“I am still shocked & devastated by the loss of my friends Fu, Rico, and Natalie,” Quigley tweeted. “Words cannot describe the pain I am feeling & I will be changed forever by their passing.”

She went on to eulogize her friends.

“Fu was a generous, loving soul. He was hilarious, supportive, and incredibly authentic with the most infectious spirit. Rico was always filled with enthusiasm & Natalie was so kind and endearing. They each made an indelible mark on my life and the lives of their loved ones. I will miss them.”

It’s unclear who supplied the drugs to the party or if the users knew it had fentanyl in it. But LAPD spokesperson Officer Mike Lopez told the Los Angeles Times that police didn’t suspect foul play in the incident.

Quigley said she felt happy just to be alive, a feeling she took for granted before.

“There are so many things I want to say, but I’m not ready. When I am, I will,” Quigley said. “Until then: All I can say is: Tell your people that you love them every day. Stay safe. And please don’t take life for granted. I did, and I will never again.”