Kathy Griffin Reveals Mom Maggie's Struggle With Dementia: 'I Miss Her'

Lucille Barilla

Comedienne Kathy Griffin recently shared a heartbreaking post to Instagram regarding her beloved mother Maggie's struggle against dementia.

She said in the post that she "misses" her mom, who does not recognize her anymore. She also said that it felt like "just yesterday" that she was still able to have full conversations with her mom, whose personal escapades have been a part of her comedy routine for many years.

Griffin has been open about her mother's declining health. It was in January of this year that the comedienne revealed that her mother was suffering from memory loss.

"As heartbreaking as this is, I feel the need to share some important info about my mom, Maggie. I've always been honest with you all, but this one is really hard. My mother has rapidly fallen into the throes of dementia," Griffin said in a series of statements on Twitter.

She also assured her fans at the time that her mother was not in pain and getting 24-hour care.

Griffin has always referenced her mom in her stand-up shows.

Some of her best jokes about her mom always included a box of wine, Maggie's irreverent take on the world, and her daughter's famous friends and career.

Back in 2010, Maggie wrote a book called Tip It! The World According to Maggie Griffin, and she and her daughter went on a book tour together, with Kathy promoting the paperback release of Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According To Kathy Griffin.

Griffin reportedly learned a lot from her mom, including being frugal with money. She has reportedly earned over $75 million over her three-decade career and lives in a home she paid for outright with no mortgage.

The comedienne recently toured with a 27-date stand-up show titled "Laugh Your Head Off World Tour." She also made a short film titled A Hell of a Story.