Covid-19 has impacted over 27 million people worldwide and the death toll is going to crossover the 1
million marks soon. Over the past few months, many Hollywood stars and celebrities have been affected
by this virus even after attempting all the precautions and being quarantined in their homes. The first
among high profile actors were Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
Tom posted a picture on his social media early morning on 12th March 2020 showing a Covid-19 kit. He
addressed his fans “Hello folks, @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired like we
had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play
things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to
Many other celebrities were influenced by Tom’s decision to informing the public about his condition.
Tom added “Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed.
We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requirements.
Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”
Just a week after Hanks were tested positive, Idris Elba, British actor-musician contracted Coronavirus
after exposure to someone who also tested positive. He released a video to inform the public about his
positive results. At the end of the video, he gave a small message to everyone “This is serious. Now’s the
time to think about social distancing, washing your hands, and to wear a mask.”
other celebrities who tested positive for coronavirus
Jillian Michaels, the personal trainer, and television personality revealed that she contracted the COVID-19 virus as well several weeks ago. The 49-year-old author shared her bout of the virus during an interview with Fox Business discussing her at-home workout app on Tuesday, September 8th.
Michael Rooker, the 65-year-old star of AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series admitted to having a difficult experience with Coronavirus. However, he managed to come out healthy on the other side. He spent the entire time self-isolating in his Airstream.
Robert Pattinson, contracted with the Coronavirus last week. “The Batman” director had posted that the production of the movie would be temporarily halted as one of the crew members were tested positive for Covid-19. It was later revealed that it was the main star ‘Robert’ who had been diagnosed with the virus.
Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ is the latest high profile actor who has been tested positive for the virus. He gave the news through an Instagram video that his wife, 2 daughters, and Dwayne himself are going to self-isolate themselves.
Kevin Hart tested positive for Coronavirus earlier this year but kept it a secret and hid it away from the public. When asked about his secret, Kevin said: “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.”
MORE ACTORS WHO WERE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Many NBA stars like Kevin Durant, Christian Wood, and Donovan Mitchell have also tested positive. All
NBA matches were temporarily cancelled initially, but now as all sports resume around the world, NBA
has resumed as well with the apt health measures being taken.