Well, this coronavirus is spreading by the second. As the days go by, more and more public figures are getting caught with the deadly virus.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to come out with the Coronavirus. Chet Hanks, son of Tom & Rita came out to social media shortly after the announcement of his parents to give their fans an update on his family’s health. Chet assures us that his parents are in high spirits and are doing just fine.
Following the Hanks news was the NBA suspending the season indefinitely due to two players on the Utah Jazz getting the coronavirus, center Rudy Gobert and guard Donovan Mitchell. On Monday, March 16 – actor Idris Elba revealed that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus, days after NBA player Christian Wood had tested positive for COVID-19 and on Tuesday, four players of the Brooklyn Nets had confirmed positive tests – including Kevin Durant. Since then, Mitchell, Wood, and Gobert have all been cleared of COVID-19.
On March 24, Slim Thug shocked the Houston community and hip-hop world at large when he revealed he tested positive for coronavirus. Two days later, Scarface revealed his diagnosis. On March 27, ESPN announcer Doris Burke revealed she had tested positive for COVID-19 and was recovering.
Here is the official list of celebs that currently have been diagnosed with coronavirus. Stay safe!
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Celebrities Who’ve Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus (UPDATED MAY 22) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. Patrick EwingSource:Getty
On May 22, NBA legend and head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas Patrick Ewing revealed he tested positive for COVID-19.
2. Annie GlennSource:Getty
Glenn, the widow of astronaut John Glenn, passed away from coronavirus complications at age 100.
3. Roy HornSource:Getty
On Friday (May 8), Roy Horn died at age 75 due to complications from COVID-19.
Madonna shared that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 following her Madame X Tour dates in Paris. She recently tested positive for antibodies.
5. Fat TrelSource:The Washington Post / Getty
On April 29, Fat Trel revealed he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 while incarcerated in Washington D.C.
6. Erica Telfair & Dan TurnerSource:Alex Goodlett / Getty
On Tuesday (April 28), former NBA guard Sebastian Telfair revealed that his mother, Erica Telfair and his brother, Dan Turner had passed away due to COVID-19 complications in New York.
7. Fred The GodsonSource:Johnny Nunez / Getty
On April 23, Fred The Godson became the first hip-hop artist to pass away due to COVID-19 complications. The rapper was diagnosed with the virus on April 7th and had to rely on a ventilator during much of his hospital stay.
8. Todd McShay
The ESPN NFL Draft guru revealed early Thursday that he was missing from ESPN’s coverage of the draft as he dealt with coronavirus.
9. Von MillerSource:Getty
Von Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP tested positive according to his agent, Joby Branion. He says he’s in “good spirits”. He’s the most prominent figure in the NFL to have tested positive for the virus.
10. Jacqueline Towns, Mother Of Karl-Anthony TownsSource:Hannah Foslien / Getty
COVID-19 struck the basketball world one month ago today and now, it has tragically affected one of the league’s best young players. Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns‘ mother, Jacqueline Towns has passed away.
11. Kenneth “Babyface” EdmondsSource:Getty
On his 62nd birthday, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds made a shocking revelation – he and his family were infected with COVID-19.
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
The legendary singer/songwriter did not give an immediate timetable to his diagnosis but did say that he and his family no longer positive for the virus which has ravaged the world. “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”
12. Rudy Gobert
13. ‘Power’ Actress Debbie Mazar
14. Tom Hanks
15. Rita Wilson
16. Donovan Mitchell
17. Christian Wood
18. Lucian Grange
19. Idris Elba
20. Kristofer Hivju
21. Kevin Durant
22. Sean Payton
23. Daniel Dae Kim
24. Andy Cohen
25. Sabrina Dhowre
26. Marcus Smart
27. Slim Thug
Slim Thug revealed his positive COVID-19 test on March 24, 2020.
28. Prince CharlesSource:WENN
Prince Charles confirmed he had tested positive for coronavirus on March 25th, 2020.
On Willie D’s YouTube channel, Scarface revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus on March 26, 2020.
30. Doris Burke
Burke announced she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is now symptom free.
31. Michael Yo
32. Chris Cuomo
33. Brooke BaldwinSource:WENN
Brooke Baldwin revealed her diagnosis with COVID-19 on April 3, 2020