More than 36,000,000 people have contracted COVID-19 so far, including some of your favorite celebrities. Most recently, Kim Kardashian opened up about what it was like for her when her husband, Kanye West, caught the deadly disease.
“Kanye had it way at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on,” the reality star explained during a new interview with Graziar. “It was so scary and unknown. I had my four babies and no-one else in the house to help. I had to go and change his sheets and help him get out of bed when he wasn’t feeling good. It was a challenge because it was so unknown. Changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield was really a scary time.”
The rapper is not the only big star to test positive for the virus. Here’s every celebrity who has had coronavirus so far, and what it was like for each of them…
The rapper confirmed in an Instagram video that he had caught the illness.
“Here with a very important message to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19,” he said. “I’ve taken many tests as I’ve been out protesting, food drives, of course I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically and this time unfortunately it came back positive. I will be taking it seriously, I will be self-quarantining. I will be in my house until I see a negative sign.”
Donald And Melania Trump
President Trump announced on Twitter that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” he wrote at the time.
He was briefly hospitalized but has said he is feeling better.
The Big Bang Theory actor and his husband, Todd Spiewak, had the virus in March. He spoke out about it during an interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on September 28, 2020.
″Todd and I both had it early on. It was, like, middle of March,″ Parsons recalled. ″We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then it seemed less likely, and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste.″
“Hey, everyone. As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately, this year is just so different,” the talk show host announced in a video ahead of the 2020 Emmy Awards. “As part of E! and NBCUniversal’s very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn’t want to hear that, I’m very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I’m thankful.”
Rancic continued, “As far as my health, I’m doing well. My husband Bill and our son also did test positive, but we’re all doing well and taking care of each other so I’m going to get back to doing that. But I just want to say I’m wishing you all the best and please protect yourselves and protect those around you. Take good care and I’ll see you on the next red carpet.”
Neil Patrick Harris
During an interview on The Today Show, the actor said that he and his family had the illness earlier this year. He explained, “It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April,” he said. “We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn’t want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up.”
Haddish explained in a YouTube video that she did not have any symptoms, but she tested positive for COVID-19.
“I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus,” she revealed.
Just days after he returned to work and filming began on the upcoming Batman movie, news hit the web that Pattinson had caught coronavirus.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
The actor shared via an Instagram Video that he and his wife, Lauren Hashian, as well as their kids, Jasmine and Tiana, all had the virus.
“I wanted to give you guys a little helpful update on things that have been going on on my end for the past two-and-a-half to three weeks now. So the update is this: my wife Lauren as well as my two baby girls and myself, we have all tested positive for COVID-19,” he said. “I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well. And I’ve gone through some doozies in the past.”
Jamaica’s Minister of Health confirmed that Bolt had the illness on August 24, 2020. He later revealed on social media that he had no symptoms, and was quarantining.
The actor shared the news that he had the disease on Twitter on August 10, 2020.
“Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, the 10th of August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after [testing] positive for COVID-19,” he said. “I would like to add that I’m relatively fine, just a little bit more tired than usual and hoping that I will recover as soon as possible by following the doctor’s indications that I hope will allow me to get over the infection that I’m suffering and is affecting me so many people around the planet.”
Milano posted a snap of her wearing an oxygen mask to Instagram. She captioned it, “This was me on April 2 after being sick for two weeks. I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost nine pounds in two weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible.”
Dunham posted a lengthy note to her Instagram account on July 31, 2020, where she announced that she had been sick with coronavirus. She said she had “achy joints, crushing fatigue, difficulty breathing, a pounding headache and a 102 fever.”
“This went on for 21 days, days that blended into each other like a rave gone wrong,” the star wrote. “I was lucky enough to have a doctor who could offer me regular guidance on how to care for myself and I never had to be hospitalized.”
The actor shared the news that he had the virus on July 30, 2020.
“I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still… I contracted the virus. Yep. It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it,” Cranston said. “I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail — but ONLY if we follow the rules. Be well — Stay well.”
“I got COVID. Honestly, I don’t know how this happens but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and… I don’t know how I got it but I got it,” the singer said in an interview, adding that she felt “OK.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County star wrote on Instagram on July 24, 2020, “This photo was taken pre-pandemic. Today, we are COVID positive times four. The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms). A huge thank you to all of the medical personnel that have been patiently guiding us through this illness. Sending prayers to all of those affected.”
People Magazine reported that the actor spent a week in the hospital after testing positive for the illness. He has since recovered.
The Pitch Perfect star revealed that she had caught the disease after not wearing her mask one time.
“Hi friends… I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting COVID-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms,” she wrote on July 21, 2020. “I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask. One. Time. And I ended up getting it.”
The tennis player announced on his website that he had the virus, but was not showing any symptoms.
In an essay for Vulture, the actress opened up about her experience with COVID-19.
“I had the coronavirus early on, before the shutdown, and a group of my friends also got it. People keep asking me, ‘Where did you get it?’ and I wish I knew,” she wrote. “I feel like I could have spoken in a more eloquent way about my experience had I known. I continued testing positive for a month, which is longer than they’re saying you’re supposed to. I’m okay now. I’m so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out OK.”
The singer said she thought she had the flu before testing positive for coronavirus.
“I’m Grateful that I can be a part of supporting research to find the cure for COVID -19! And just to clear things up for people who would rather believe sensationalist headlines than do their own research about the nature of this virus — I am not currently sick,” she wrote on Instagram on May 6, 2020. “When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I. clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over seven weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time. We all thought we had a very bad flu. Thank God we are all healthy and well now.”
Horn, illusionist of Siegfried & Roy, died on May 8, 2020, from complications from the virus.
“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Horn’s partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, said in a statement. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”
The Broadway actor sadly passed away on July 5, 2020, after a long battle with COVID-19.
“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus,” the CNN host announced in a statement posted to Twitter. “I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
Chrisley announced that he was hospitalized for four days after “battling corona” for three weeks.
“It has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years I’ve been on this earth,” he said. “I cannot ever tell you a time in my life where I have ever been as sick as what I had been with the coronavirus.”
The singer shared the news that she and her 3-year-old son tested positive for the virus on April 3, 2020.
“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive,” she wrote on Instagram. “My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative.”
The singer announced on her Instagram Stories, “I had it, just so you know. I’m fully recovered, just so you know.”
In another post, Bareilles added, “Thank you all for the concern. I had a VERY MILD case of COVID and am counting my blessings for that… I am totally fine and fully recovered. Couple of rough days but I promise I’m fine.”
The Fountains of Wayne singer died from complications related to the virus on April 1, 2020. Rest in Peace.
The U.K. Prime Minister shared the news on Twitter that he had caught the deadly disease.
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he wrote on Twitter. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he continued. “Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives”
He was later hospitalized but was discharged on April 12, 2020.
People Magazine confirmed that Prince Charles had the virus on March 25, 2020, but a rep said he was in “good health.” They added, “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”
The Gossip Girl and Broadway star announced that he had caught coronavirus on March 23, 2020.
“I’ve been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12, and I’m feeling much better,” he shared. “I want everyone to realize that this can affect anyone, and even if you aren’t feeling sick or showing drastic symptoms — please take heed, stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see everyone at the theater again soon.”
On March 22, 2020, law enforcement officials confirmed that the former director and convicted rapist was contracted COVID-19 to Deadline.
The Younger actress wrote on Instagram, “I have just tested positive for COVID-19. I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home (husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly. Seasonal I thought? but it felt unusual/different.”
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” the Bravo host shared on Instagram on March 20, 2020. “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.”
The former Bachelor announced that he was sick with the coronavirus on March 20, 2020.
“I tested positive and I have been following all of the social distancing rules since last week,” he shared. “My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today. For anyone out there that is hesitant to self quarantine… please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home. We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. I’ll keep you posted, Love y’all.”
Daniel Dae Kim
The Lost actor said he started to feel symptoms on his way home filming a movie in New York City.
I started noticing some scratchiness in my throat, which is unlike how I usually get sick,” he explained on Instagram. “So when I landed, I called my family doctor in Hawaii and he told me to monitor my symptoms. To be safe, when I got home, I quarantined myself in a room in the house and tried to rest on my own. But later that night, I started feeling tightness in my chest, body aches and my temperature started to rise. So he then told me to get tested.”
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine,” the basketball star told The Athletic after the news broke that he had coronavirus. “We’re going to get through this.”
Back in March, Elba confirmed he 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,” he captioned a Twitter video. “Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”
“At this moment, I’m just getting better from COVID-19. These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won’t think that we’ll get it, but I got it and I got it bad,” Balvin said during a video message played at the Premios Juventud 2020. “My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn’t a joke. The virus is real and it’s dangerous.”
Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson
“Hello, folks. Rita 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 be positive,” Hanks wrote on Instagram on March 11, 2020. “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 requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”