Celebrities Open Up About Their Coronavirus Symptoms: 'I Deteriorated'
"You know what, I feel like, by my calculation, I'm in day 6 of this. I'm quarantined in my room and I feel like it's definitely working its way through my body," Cohen said during an episode of SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live.
"Yesterday was horrible. I have these moments every day where I'm like, 'Oh wait, I think I feel totally better' and then 10 minutes later I'm like, 'Ohh...' I don't have any sense of smell, I don't really have an appetite. I have been forcing myself to eat soup. Last night I had a bowl of soup for dinner, that was all I ate yesterday, I just did not have any appetite."
The Young and the Restless star revealed on Instagram that although he "doesn't smoke, doesn't drink much, eats well and exercises regularly," nursing the virus has been "the hardest experience of my life."
He explained that everyone in his family had a bit of a cough but was able to recover, except for him.
"Everyone recovered, but I deteriorated," he wrote. "I isolated from my family and have been in solo quarantine since Saturday the 14th [of March]."
Five days after revealing he and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive in Australia, Hanks and Wilson left the hospital to quarantine in a rented home. The actor gave an update on his symptoms on Instagram, explaining that his status had not changed much.
"No fever but the blahs," he said. "Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch."
The fashion influencer and Something Navy designer announced her positive status on Instagram, saying her symptoms ranged from a "very dry throat" to "HORRIBLE body aches."
She shared her doctors' recommendations: self-isolate, rest, drink fluids and let people she's been in contact with recently know, so they can be more diligent about self-quarantining and watching for symptoms.
The day after revealing his positive diagnosis, Elba went live on Twitter to give fans an update. While the actor maintained he doesn’t have any symptoms, he worried having asthma would affect him since the virus targets the lungs.
"I’m very worried about what’s happening in the world, if I’m honest," he said, adding that he was thankful to have his wife Sabrina Dhowre, who has also tested positive, by his side.
The voice of Frozen 2's Honeymaren shared a timeline of her symptoms on Instagram. For the actress, it started with a "sore throat, fatigue and headache" on day one, and ramped up with a "deep, dry cough" and shortness of breath on day three. By day seven, Matthews said she was "feeling more like myself," despite some remaining symptoms.
The Bachelor star is still recovering and is "doing okay" but finds it "still hard to breathe."
"I feel like I only have access to about 20 percent of my lungs," Underwood told PEOPLE. "My breath is shorter, and I’ve had to train myself to talk differently with my breath. And I have to lie down and rest a lot.”
The former football player is currently in quarantine at the family home of girlfriend Cassie Randolph in Huntington Beach, California.
“I’m taking the home isolation very seriously,” said Underwood. “I’m isolated to a room and Cassie brings me my food with gloves and a mask on.” (He says Randolph and her family have yet to present any symptoms.)
The "Joke's On You" singer announced on Instagram that she is going to “be completely fine” but “many who get it won’t be if too many people get sick too quickly.”
Lawrence urged her followers to stay inside and think of others because “we have the power to slow this down.”
The Younger Star explained on Instagram that "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 some time had passed, Mazar woke up one day with a high fever and “super intense body aches.”
“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?” she wrote.
After finding out that she had tested positive, Mazar hopes she’s already “been through the worst” of her illness. “Its very ‘morphy.’ One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal,“ she said.
“Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough. I can breath, and I’m going to heal here, in my own home!” she added, noting that the rest of her family, who have no symptoms, are also under quarantine for 14 days.