The coronavirus pandemic is reaching every corner of the globe. No one is immune (despite what Waka Flocka says). Now, our favorite celebrities are testing positive from NBA stars to Oscar winning actors to hip-hop artists.
Below are the celebrities who have come forward about testing positive for the mysterious virus.
On March 24, former NBA player revealed he tested positive for COVID-19.
Rapper Slim Thug revealed he tested positive and said he did all of the necessary precautions.
Andy Cohen has tested positive and is focusing on getting better.
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. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
On March 16, the 47-year-old actor revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. His wife Sabrina later tested positive.
EXCLUSIVE: “I think that’s the scariest part about this virus is that you may seem fine.” @NBA star @spidadmitchell speaks out for the first time from isolation since being diagnosed with COVID-19, despite being “asymptomatic.” https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s pic.twitter.com/wZJBteQjtV— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 16, 2020
The 23-year-old NBA player for the Utah Jazz tested positive for the virus. See his first interview above with Robin Roberts on March 16.
On March 11, the Utah Jazz player also tested positive for the coronavirius. Four days later, he posted a video saying he is slowly improving and that he "wish I would have taken this thing more seriously." After a media event on March 9,before he was officially diagnosed with coronavirus, Gobert swiped his hands across every microphone and recorder in front of him. It was a joke that wasn't that funny.
Chelsea’s Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi sends a message to reassure fans. The 19-year old had tested positive for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/JiRAWy8rqx— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) March 13, 2020
On March 13, the 19-year-old soccer player evealed he tested positive from COVID-19 but says he has now recovered.
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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
Oscar winner Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson revealed they both tested positive for the virus. In a March 13 Instgram post, they appeared to be good spirits and taking everything "one-day-at-a-time."
The New York Times reports over 52,000 people in the United States are infected with the coronavirus. The number is more than likely higher all over the country but the Trump administration’s testing failures have limited medical professionals on the frontlines of the virus.
For the latest on the coronavirus, contact your local health department and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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