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All the celebs battling coronavirus from pop stars and actors to royalty – Mirror Online


Coronavirus is sweeping the globe and the deadly bug has infected the rich and famous from pop stars to royalty.

Tom Hanks was the first big name struck down with Covid-19 after being diagnosed with the illness during a trip to Australia with his wife Rita Wilson.

Since then plenty more famous faces have confirmed they’ve tested positive.

Sadly the virus has also cost some celebrities their lives, with songwriters,musicians and comedians among the victims.

Here are all the stars who have revealed they have been diagnosed with coronavirus so far.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson



Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to announce they have tested positive for coronavirus

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to announce they have tested positive for coronavirus.

The couple have been in quarantine since they fell ill with Covid-19 while filming.

They suffered body aches, chills, tiredness and fever.

After being hospitalised, they were eventually told to self-isolate in Queensland, where they have been renting a house.

Tom, 63, and his wife recovered from the illness and have now jetted home to California.

Paul Chuckle



Paul Chuckle has been battling Covid-19

Chuckle Brothers star Paul Chuckle opened about his battle with coronavirus in a candid chat with fans.

The 72-year-old TV star admitted he’d come down with the symptoms of Covid-19 in a video chat posted to Twitter.

“Just checking in to let you know I’m still around,” he said.

“I have been laid up with Covid-19 for a good few days, just mild, but it was there and it’s not nice.”

Paul then pleaded with fans to “please, please stay inside.”

Rachel Matthews



Rachel Matthews has tested positive for coronavirus

Frozen actress Rachel Matthews has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 26-year-old star admitted she was in quarantine after noticing the symptoms.

Speaking via Instagram, she told her followers: “Hey guys, I tested positive for Covid-19 and have been in quarantine the last week.”

Rachel, who is best known for voicing Honeymaren in the Disney franchise, said she was “unsure of what the next step is” but was going to stay in isolation until she was told otherwise.

Prince Charles



Prince of Wales, 71, was self-isolating after testing positive

Prince Charles began self-isolating at Balmoral with minor symptoms after testing positive.

The Prince of Wales, 71, developed symptoms but Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, later tested negative for coronavirus.

Charles has since ended his self-isolation, with a spokesperson confirming the heir to the throne remains in good health at the 53,000-acre Birkhall estate in Scotland

A Clarence House spokesman said: “The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

Linda Lusardi



Linda Lusardi and her husband Sam Kane

Former Page 3 girl Linda Lusardi tested positive for coronavirus and ended up fighting for her life in hospital.

Her husband Sam Kane said she was at “death’s door” but Linda made a miraculous recovery and has now been discharged from hospital.

In a post on Facebook, Sam, who also tested positive for the bug, explained: “”It’s with absolute joy that I can tell you my girl is finally at home.

“She’s on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and Dexter on her lap. She’s doing great. She’s battled through this hell and With God’s grace has thankfully come out other side.

“The miracle workers at the hospital have been just incredible. Words will never do justice for how we feel and our gratitude to them. It’s thanks to them that we now have our family back together.

“Once again. Your love and prayers, I’m certain have been helping us all through this, especially Linda.

“It’s heaven to have my beautiful baby home. I can take the reins now and be her carer. She’s home.”

Idris Elba



Idris has tested positive for coronavirus

Idris Elba has tested positive for coronavirus and gone into immediate self-isolation, but admits he didn’t have any symptoms before he was diagnosed.

The 47-year-old shared a video on Twitter and 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.”

Harvey Weinstein



Harvey Weinstein has reportedly caught the bug
Harvey Weinstein has reportedly caught the bug

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

The convicted rapist has been confirmed as having the virus while in prison, state prison officials told CNHI newspapers on Sunday.

The suggestion that Weinstein has the disease have not been confirmed by those close to him however.

Fiona Phillips



Fiona Phillips has told fans she has coronavirus

Fiona Phillips has told fans she has coronavirus but urged them not to panic.

She tweeted: “I am in bed with #coronvirusuk It’s not a very pleasant bedfellow, but nothing more than sore throat, dry cough, headache & tiredness.

“As long as it stays that way….DON’T panic!”

George Alagiah



George Alagiah gives hope to cancer patients after BBC newscaster tested positive for coronavirus but feeling well

BBC newsreader George Alagiah revealed that he has coronavirius and is currently in self-isolation.

The television host has been battling bowel cancer since 2014 and has since spoken about feeling better despite fighting the deadly disease whilst also having an underlying health condition.

Speaking about his diagnosis, the reporter said: ” I certainly feel that having had that experience, in my case six years as a cancer patient, I went into this feeling actually quite strong, if I can live with cancer, I can certainly live with Covid-19.”

Kristofer Hivju



Kristofer Hivju as Tormund in Game of Thrones

Kristofer Hivju has confirmed he has the virus and is self-isolating at home with his family.

The Norwegian actor, who played Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, told people to “take care of each other, keep your distance and stay healthy”.

On Instagram, he wrote: “Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Coronavirus.

“My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health — I only have mild symptoms of a cold.”

Cascada’s Natalie Horler



Cascada singer Natalie Horler has coronavirus

Cascada singer Natalie Horler says she may have a “mild” strain of coronavirus after testing positive but experiencing minor symptoms.

The German Eurovision singer, 38, shared a video on her Instagram page in which she explained she’s been diagnosed with the deadly bug.

She said: “I’m afraid I have been tested positive for the coronavirus

“I’m still getting used to the thought, but saying that- nothing much changes about my everyday life really.

“I’ve been self isolating for ages now anyway and now I’ll just not leave the house at all for the next 14 days and be in full blown quarantine.”

Olga Kurylenko



Bond girl Olga Kurylenko had coronavirus

Olga revealed one week ago that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Sharing a picture of the view from her window, she wrote: “Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus.

“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!”

The Quantum of Solace actress said on Monday that she has completely recovered after testing positive.

She said: “For one week I felt pretty bad and was mostly in bed, sleeping, with high fever and strong headache.

“The second week, the fever was gone but some light cough appeared and I felt very tired. By the end of the second week I felt totally fine.

“Cough is almost gone although I still cough in the mornings but then it completely goes away for the day! I’m fine!”

Andy Cohen



Andy Cohen is the latest celebrity to test positive for coronavirus.

Andy Cohen informed his fans of his diagnosis via his Instagram page on Friday afternoon.

He posted a sad-looking selfie in which he appeared to be wearing blue pyjamas and sitting in bed, propped up by a red pillow.

In the caption, he wrote: “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for coronavirus.”

Andy’s popular show which airs on the Bravo network in the US and is filmed in a New York studio, had already shut down filming just a week ago, along with about 70 other US television shows.

Daniel Dae Kim



Lost star Daniel Dae Kim

Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has tested positive for coronavirus he revealed on Instagram.

He said: “Hi everyone- yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“Looks like I’ll be ok, but I wanted share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy.”

Colton Underwood



Colton Underwood has tested positive for coronavirus

The Bachelor star Colton Underwood has confirmed he has tested positive.

The reality TV star took to his Instagram page to confirm the news, saying: “I became symptomatic a few days ago and got my test results back today and they are positive.”

He also revealed what it felt like to have the condition.

He wrote: “It’s been kicking my a**, just to put it pretty bluntly.

“The main thing is I can’t even walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath or go to the bathroom without having to sit down because I’m exhausted.”

Donna Air



Donna Air confirmed she had coronavirus

Former actress Donna Air has confirmed that she tested positive for Covid-19 after showing symptoms for over three weeks.

The British actress, who starred in Byker Grove and The Split, took to social media to reveal that she had been experiencing mild flu symptoms for the last 18 days and has self-isolated ever since.

“Thankfully symptoms improved shortly after and my loved ones are not displaying any signs of the virus,” she revealed in her status on March 31.

“I will continue to follow government guidelines & in the meantime I am sending masses of love to you all especially those on the front line.”

Debi Mazar



Debi Mazar shared her agony as she suffered from a fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ear ringing and a dry cough

Younger and Entourage star Debi Mazar said she had been suffering from a fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ear ringing and a dry cough as she revealed her diagnosis.

She shared that her husband Gabriele Corcos as well as their two daughters Evelina, 17, and Giulia, 14, had also been suffering from a bug.

Debi wrote on Instagram: “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… Two weeks later, March 15th, I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches, and 102.4 fever.

“I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona? I had had cocktails the evening prior, and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.”

Rachel Fenton



Rykard with his now ex Rachel Fenton

Rachel Fenton has joined the list of stars who have been tested positive for coronavirus.

The former Love Island star – who now works as an orthopaedic clinical nurse specialist – decided to get tested for the deadly bug after she suddenly lost her sense of smell and taste.

Taking to Instagram to share the news with her followers, Rachel urged fans to take the less likely and less common symptoms seriously.

Rachel was tested at the hospital where she works and has now been signed off after her results came back as positive.

The dedicated nurse said she is now out of work for the foreseeable future as she isolates at home in a bid to stop the spread of the highly contagious sickness and to prevent more deaths.

David Bryan



Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan took to social media to reveal he has tested positive for coronavirus

Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan has tested positive for coronavirus.

“I just got my results back today and tested positive for corona virus,” he said on Instagram.

“Please don’t be afraid!!!

“It’s the flu not the plague. I’ve have been quarantined for a week and will for another week.

“And when I feel better I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus. Please help out each other. This will be over soon… with the help of every American!!”

Terrence McNally



Terrence McNally has aged 81 of coronavirus after suffering complications

Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally died of complications from coronavirus aged 81.

The star suffered with chronic COPD and he had survived lung cancer.

He was one of America’s greatest playwrights with a number of awards tied to his name and he enjoyed a flourishing career in theatre, earning four Tony Awards.

Floyd Cardoz



US TV chef Floyd Cardoz has died aged 59 of coronavirus

US TV chef Floyd Cardoz died aged 59 of coronavirus.

The Top Chef Masters winner passed away following complications brought on by the killer virus at Mountainside Medical Centre, in New Jersey on Wednesday.

It had been a week since the cook was admitted into hospital last Wednesday with a fever.

Cy Tucker



Cy Tucker has died after suffering from coronavirus

The legendary singer Cy Tucker has died at the age of 76 after becoming infected with coronavirus.

Cy, who performed with The Beatles in Liverpool before their heyday, fell ill a week ago with COVID-19 symptoms and died at the Royal Liverpool Hospital after falling ill with symptoms one week ago, the Liverpool Echo reports.

A close friend of Cy’s, Arthur Kerevan, 69, said the musician started showing coronavirus symptoms after playing a gig last Saturday.

Slim Thug



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Rapper Slim Thug has tested positive for coronavirus.

But the musician, 39, took to Instagram to warn others on Tuesday after he fell ill despite following precautions with masks, gloves and “everything on”.

The rapper – who has the real name Stayve Jerome Thomas – also said he had stayed in his truck but still managed to contract the deadly virus.

Kathy Griffin



Kathy Griffin is the latest star to confirm she has coronavirus

American comedian and TV star Kathy Griffin was hospitalised before confirming that she had contracted Covid-19 on March 26.

The 59-year-old, who had been self-isolating prior to going into hopsital, has slammed President Donald Trump over the lack of coronavirus testing in the United States.

She is currently battling the virus after revealing that she was only tested after demonstrating ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms.

Alan Merrill



Alan’s daughter Laura paid tribute to him in a heartbreaking statement

Songwriter and The Arrows singer Alan Merrill died of coronavirus aged 69.

The sad news was confirmed by his daughter Laura, who explained he played down the “cold” he came down with before his health took a turn for the worse.

She wrote: “You don’t think It’ll happen to you or your strong family. It has.

“Stay home if not for you, for others. For my dad. This thing is real.”

Laura was given just a couple of minutes to say her final goodbyes as her dad fought for his last breath.

Ken Shimura



Comedian Ken Shimura dies aged 70 after a battle with coronavirus

Ken Shimura became the first Japanese celebrity to die from coronavirus aged 70.

The funnyman died from pneumonia caused by Covid-19, according to his agents who announced the sad news.

A representative for the star said: “I don’t think he imagined he would die a death like this.

“I am sure he was working hard with a sense of mission to deliver laughter to people.”

Shimura was one of the country’s best-known comedians with a career dating back to the early 1970s.

Source: mirror.co.uk

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