It Turns Out Celebrities Aren't Immune to the Coronavirus Either
Another day, another celebrity testing positive for the coronavirus, proving they are just like us. The first celebrity to come out with a COVID-19 diagnosis was Tom Hanks and his wife Rita, and since then the floodgates have opened on Hollywood's elite.
So, which celebrities have the coronavirus?
Along with Tom and Rita, many more have come forward to share their symptoms and how they found out they had contracted the deadly virus, including Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, and Andy Cohen.
Keep reading for a full, updated list of celebs with the coronavirus — for a full list of sick NBA players, click here.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
"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," Tom reassured fans on Instagram.
"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?"
Pink and her son, Jameson
On April 3, Pink revealed she and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, were showing symptoms of COVID-19 two weeks earlier. Their family doctor had access to test — and both mother and son ended up testing positive.
"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," Pink captioned an Instagram photo of herself and Jameson.
She continued, "It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible ... People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities."
Pink donated $500,000 each to a hospital emergency fund in Philadelphia and to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Fund.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
In a video message on March 16, the world's actual sexiest man alive confirmed that he tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Daily Beast. His wife, Sabrina, has since tested positive as well.
“So look, this morning I got some test results back for coronavirus and it came back positive. Yeah, and it sucks,” he said in the video. “I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who also tested positive.”
Bravo host Andy Cohen announced to his followers on March 20 that he too had the coronavirus and, due to this diagnosis, he would be putting Watch What Happens Live on hold for the time being. He had originally intended to film the show from home, but opted against it until he recovers from the virus.
On March 21, the Younger and Power actress revealed via Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19 — but that she is 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?" Debi wrote.
"But it felt unusual/different ... Two weeks later, March 15, 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?"
She continued, "Today my lungs are heavy, but I'm tough. Stay home people! Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Build up your immune systems."
Former 'Bachelor' Colton Underwood
The 28-year-old former Bachelor has officially tested positive for COVID-19. Colton shared the news on Twitter on March 20 with an important message: young, healthy people need to take this seriously too.
"I want to let you guys know, I'm 28, I consider myself pretty healthy, I work out regularly, I eat healthy and I became symptomatic a few days ago. I got my test results back today and they are positive. And it's been kicking my a--," he said. He is currently holed up with his girlfriend Cassie Randolph and her family, who have now all been exposed to the virus.
We don't think too many people were upset when it was reported that the former movie producer tested positive for COVID-19 while behind bars at Rikers Island prison. He is currently serving 23 years after being found guilty of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape.
'Game of Thrones' actor Kristofer Hivju
On Monday, March 16, the Norwegian actor, who portrayed Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO series, announced that he, too, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
On Instagram, the actor wrote, "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."
And 'GoT' actress Indira Varma
Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand on the show, confirmed on Instagram on March 17 that she also has the coronavirus. The 46-year-old is currently starring in a stage production of The Seagull, working alongside her former GOT castmate Emilia Clarke, at the Playhouse Theatre in London. However, as is the case with most shows, The Seagull has gone dark for the time being.
'James Bond' actress Olga Kurylenko
Former "Bond girl," Olga Kurylenko, who starred across Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace has also tested positive for COVID-19. In an Instagram post on March 15, the Ukrainian actress 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!"
Daniel Dae Kim
On Thursday, March 19, the 51-year-old Lost actor announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 after flying back from New York City to Hawaii, according to People. However, he's determined to help find a cure, and donate antibodies for the sake of science.
'Frozen 2' actress Rachel Matthews
The 26-year-old actress, who voices Honeymaren in the Disney film, revealed her diagnosis on Monday, March 16, according to Fox News.
Rachel apparently announced, "Hey guys, I tested positive for Covid-19 and have been in quarantine the last week. Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise. I'm feeling better but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some."
On March 22, Plácido announced on Facebook that he felt a sense of "moral duty" to say that he too had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The 79-year-old said that he and his family are currently in isolation and will remain there until it is deemed no longer medically necessary. The opera singer had been running a fever and had a cough before he decided to get tested.
Aaron Tveit let his Instagram followers know on March 23 that he was positive for COVID-19. According to the Broadway star, who was in Moulin Rouge! until all of Broadways shut down because of the virus, he has been in quarantine since March 12 and he's feeling a lot better now. His symptoms were mild and he compared it to having a cold. One thing he noted was that he was experiencing a "loss of taste and smell" and warned those who may be asymptomatic to be on the lookout for a change in their senses.
Instead of an image of himself, he opted to share a photo of his labradoodle Miles instead, trying to look on the bright side of this scary situation by reminding us that dogs are "loving all this extra time at home with their Humans!"
Singer Charlotte Lawrence confirmed in a Twitter post that she has tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17. She informed her fans that she's feeling okay and will be fine, but she warned that many others will not be. "We have the power to slow this down," she wrote. "So please, please isolate yourself. Stay clean. Stay informed. Stay aware and make others aware."
Laura Bell Bundy
Laura Bell Bundy informed fans via an Instagram video on March 25 that she has tested positive for the virus. However, as of March 29, the Broadway star updated fans again to let them knowing that she was recovering well.
Musician Jackson Browne revealed to Rolling Stone that he had contracted COVID-19 on March 24. The 71-year-old says that his symptoms are mild and he has not required hospitalization.
Stayve Jerome Thomas, aka Slim Thug, let his fans know that he had contracted COVID-19 on March 24, by way of an Instagram video. He noted in the video that he had been quarantining and was only going out to get food (during which he wore gloves and masks), but he still contracted the virus despite his precautions.
Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin
News anchor and brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris confirmed to his Twitter followers on March 31 that he had tested positive. He's currently quarantined at home and says that his symptoms are mainly a fever, chills, and shortness of breath. His fellow CNN anchor, Brooke Baldwin, confirmed that she had also tested positive and had the same symptoms as of April 3.
Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie — and a few more world leaders — are also positive for the coronavirus.
While technically not celebs, a few world leaders (and their spouses) have contracted COVID-19. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie tested positive for the virus after returning from a trip to the U.K.
Arguably the biggest celebrity of the list of world leaders is Prince Charles. The 71-year-old is currently in isolation after testing positive for the virus, with his biggest symptom being a bad cough. He last met with Queen Elizabeth II on March 12, but medical experts believe the earliest he would have been contagious was March 13.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also tested positive and is currently in ICU. As of April 8, however, he's said to be recovering and is in stable condition.
What about those Daniel Radcliffe coronavirus rumors?
On March 10, a fake BBC News Twitter account shocked the world when they posted about Daniel Radcliffe's alleged positive coronavirus test. It didn't help that many reputable publications and reporters retweeted the false claim or covered the fake news themselves.
The Twitter account handle, @BBCNewsTonight, has been suspended, so you won't be able to find the original tweet on their page. The tweet stated, "BREAKING: Daniel Radcliffe tests positive for coronavirus. The actor is said to be the first famous person to be publicly confirmed." There was also a link to the real BBC News Alerts page, but that landing page hasn't been updated since March 31, 2017.
The best way to prevent contracting or spreading the coronavirus is with thorough hand washing and social distancing. If you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, which include persistent cough (usually dry), fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue, please call your doctor before going to get tested. For comprehensive resources and updates, visit the CDC website. If you are experiencing anxiety about the virus, seek out mental health support from your provider or visit NAMI.org.