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Celebrities that tested positive for Coronavirus

By Chen Shun  /  16 Sep 2020 (Wednesday)

Celebrities can be mighty and invincible in films, but in reality, any of them are still susceptible to coronavirus. Let’s take a look at which stars came down with COVID-19 in recent days.

Robert Pattinson 

Robert Pattinson was tested positive for coronavirus, prompting The Batman to suspend filming in the United Kingdom days after it went back into production. Warner Bros. confirmed that “Filming is temporarily paused”, but the studio declined to comment further.

Dwayne Johnson

The Rock made a sudden IGTV post on Instagram to confirm that he and his family all tested positive for coronavirus. He started his video by stating: 

“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,”

 Watch the full video below:
Thankfully, Dwayne  Johnson said that he and his family are no longer contagious and are recovering well.


Tiffany Haddish

 Tiffany Haddish opened up about her experience with COVID-19 in a video uploaded to her YouTube channel on August 31. The actress said that she had the coronavirus around three months ago after two people she had been in contact with contracted it.

She said:

I was working on a movie, and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus, right? I wasn’t in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home and stopped the movie. Then they suggested that I go get tested. I went and got tested, got the results two days later, they said I did not have the coronavirus. Then someone else I know who was around the week before, they contracted the coronavirus and so I went and got tested again… Anyway, I get the test, I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, it comes back two days later and they say I did have the virus.

After she felt better, Haddish got tested for the antibodies and was told she had them. But, when she got tested again, they had disappeared.


Antonio Banderas

The Pain and Glory star revealed that he was tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and he has to spend his 60th birthday in confinement.

The star has said that he is currently feeling ‘relatively well’ and is confident that he will recover quickly. His current slate of unfinished projects includes The Hitman’s Wife’s BodyguardUncharted and Official Competition.


Neil Patrick Harris & family

How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris revealed that his husband David Burtka, their twin children Harper and Gideon, and himself were all affected by the pandemic earlier in the year. 

While speaking with the Today Show, Harris said:

It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April. 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.

Neil, David, Harper and Gideon have all since recovered from the infection.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The Indian actress and former Miss World was hospitalised with her daughter as they were both tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18. 

The actress and her family were discharged from the hospital one week later and has since recovered from COVID-19.

“Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home,” her husband tweeted.

Michael Rooker

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor wrote a lengthy post via Facebook, sharing that he has been isolating in an airstream due to the Coronavirus. In a lengthy post beside a photo of his negative test result, he wrote:

 If y’all aint figured it out by now why I’ve been isolating in this crazy awesome Airstream of mine, let me help y’all out by saying I’ve been fighting off COVID-19. and I have to let y’all know it has been quite a battle.

Rooker explained that he didn't use any extra medicines, vitamins or supplements while dealing with the virus symptoms. The virus "put up a pretty good fight but ended up getting its ass knocked out" as the actor was tested negative for COVID-19 on September 4. He is set to appear in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, opening in cinemas 5 August 2021.

David and Victoria Beckham

Having traveled from Los Angeles to London and Miami, the Beckhams revealed that they "likely caught the bug during their stay in Los Angeles in March." David reportedly began to feel ill after their return to the US, with his wife having a sore throat and high temperature. They were later diagnosed with COVID-19.

Sources added that the family's drivers, bodyguards and assistants also fell ill at about the same time. This incident prompted Victoria to quarantine the family for more than two weeks as she was worried they could be super-spreaders.

The couple went for swab tests to confirm they were not infectious before travelling to Italy and Greece for holidays in July and August.

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