Coronavirus: List of Celebrities Who Recovered From COVID-19
Several top celebrities, including actors, singers and TV show hosts around the world have also contracted coronavirus. Learn more below
It has been more than 100 days since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has so far infected 1,491,829 people and killed 87,458 worldwide. Originating in China as a “pneumonia of unknown cause” in December, it has now become a pandemic transforming life, freezing travel, bringing economic activities to a halt and keeping more than half of the world population at home. Among the people infected by the virus are several celebrities. Here’s a list of top celebrities who were diagnosed with COVID-19 but have recovered after quarantine and treatment:
Tom Hanks, one of Hollywood’s most popular actors, and his wife, Rita Wilson, contracted coronavirus in Australia. Announcing this on Instagram, the couple wrote, “Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx.”
After a week, Tom shared that he and Rita no longer had fever and were on the road to recovery.
Rachel Matthews, Frozen 2 star, announced on Instagram that she had contracted the virus. She said, "Hey guys, I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in quarantine the last week. Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise. I'm feeling better but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some.” She also shared details of her recovery with her fans.
Olga Kurylenko, James Bond actress, shared that she had tested positive, by posting, "I've actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!” She later informed fans that she had "completely recovered."
Sara Bareilles, American singer and songwriter, posted a video on her Instagram stories, sharing that she had recovered after being infected by coronavirus. She said, “Hey friends, just wanted to check-in. I’m really quiet right now and will probably continue to be quiet. Just sort of taking all of this in and having a lot of feelings as I do. I had it, just so you know. I’m fully recovered, just so you know.”
Idris Elba, an English actor who is known for his roles on series such as The Wire and Luther, contracted virus in March. Posting a video on Twitter, he wrote, “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19/ I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing No panic.”
My peeps.. pic.twitter.com/gqea4S3zKD— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 31, 2020
His wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, also tested positive and both have now recovered. In a video shared on 1st April, Idris said, “We’ve passed the quarantine period, but we’re a little bit stuck in limbo — we can’t get a flight back home. So we just have to sit still for a little bit. But other than that, we’re OK and we’re so thankful that I think the worst of it is probably past.”
Charlotte Lawrence, Joke's On You singer, shared on social media how she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 but was “going to be completely fine.” She said she was not asking for prayers or sweet messages but "pleading for you all to protect those less able to survive this virus. Stay inside. Please. Whether you feel sick or not, stay inside. Think about your parents. Think about your grandparents. I love so many people who might have a very rough time getting through this. Think about someone else getting your loved ones sick because they didn't listen, because they thought they knew better. Because they were selfish.”
Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s late night talk show, was working from home in New York City but still tested positive for the virus. Sharing details on Instagram, he wrote, “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”
He has now recovered and is back to hosting his radio show, Andy Cohen Live, and Watch What Happens Live. On his radio show, he shared how he had experienced symptoms such as fatigue, fever, cough, tightness in chest, loss of smell and appetite and body aches. He explained how he managed to stay out of the hospital by working through his system for 10 to 11 days, taking vitamin C, using a pulse oximeter to measure the amount of oxygen he had in his lungs, etc.
Daniel Dae Kim, Lost actor, shared a video on his Instagram page after being diagnosed, sharing how he had self isolated from his family after arriving in Hawaii from New York City and developing symptoms. Daniel recovered after treating himself with medicine, liquids and rest at home.