ACTRESS Salma Hayek has spoken out about her experience with coronavirus last year.
In a new interview with Variety, Hayek reveals how serious her case of Covid was.Credit: Getty Images – Getty
When did Salma Hayek get coronavirus?
Until May 2021, the Oscar nominated actress has kept quiet about her diagnosis.
She revealed that she contracted the illness in the early stages of the pandemic.
This meant that Hayek spent most of 2020 in recovery.
Miraculously, she returned to work in April to shoot Ridley Scott’s upcoming film House of Gucci.
After receiving her diagnosis, Hayek spent nine weeks isolated in one room of her house that she shares with husband François-Henri Pinault and 13 year old daughter Valentina.Credit: Zoe McConnell for Variety
Did Salma Hayek almost die from Covid-19?
After receiving her diagnosis, Hayek spent nine weeks isolated in one room of her house that she shares with husband François-Henri Pinault and 13 year old daughter Valentina.
Hayek spoke about her doctor’s wishes as the illness grew more serious.
“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad. I said, ‘No, thank you. I’d rather die at home,'” she said.
She was even on oxygen at one point and reports that she has not yet fully regained her strength.
Hayek is not the only A-lister to speak out about her battle with coronavirus.Credit: The Mega Agency
What other celebrities have contracted Covid-19?
Hayek is not the only A-lister to speak out about her battle with coronavirus.
Tom Hanks was one of the first celebrities to speak out about testing positive for Covid in March 2020.
Idris Elba also came out about contracting the disease around the same time.
Hugh Grant also spoke about his experience with the disease saying “It started as just a very strange syndrome where I kept breaking into a terrible sweat. It was like a poncho of sweat, embarrassing really.”
Gwenyth Paltrow, like Hayek, revealed some of the long term effects of contracting Covid.
In February 2021, Paltrow spoke about experiencing “some long-tail fatigue and brain fog” a year after her diagnosis.