Tiffany Haddish, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart among celebrities directly impacted by the coronavirus

Since Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed they tested positive for the virus that’s been declared a global pandemic, other celebrities have explained how they’re being affected by it, too.

Here’s the latest, which we’ll update regularly:


Status: Hospitalized with COVID-19

The singer and rapper was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Nov. 14. Five days later, his agent confirmed that he was “still in ICU in critical condition” but had been “pulled off the ventilator.” Jeremih, whose real name is Jeremy Phillip Felton, was undergoing treatment in Chicago.

Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley

Status: Recovering after testing positive

The former West Wing actor disclosed Nov. 10 that he’d been struck down by the coronavirus, and he wasn’t the only one in his household. “On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives. @thesheilakelley is also positive,” he said of his actress wife via Twitter. “This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here.” Schiff was hospitalized the following week and treated with oxygen and medication. On Nov. 16, he tweeted that Kelley was “home and doing better but still fairly ill.” He was released from the hospital on Nov. 19.

Ben Platt

Status: Recovered from COVID-19

When Platt was asked in November over Twitter how he had been personally touched by COVID-19, the star of Broadway and Pitch Perfect disclosed that he had contracted the virus in March. He described it as “an awful flu that lingered for three weeks or so,” but noted he’d since “made a full recovery.”

Meghan King and Jim Edmonds

Status: Tested positive for COVID-19

King, a former cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County, shared Nov. 15 that her three young children would be staying with her parents after her positive test results. (Her estranged husband and father of her kids, Jim Edmonds, who also appeared on RHOC, tested positive in April. He’s since recovered.) King said her symptoms were “extreme exhaustion, sneezing, a mild cough and diarrhea,” plus loss of smell. Meanwhile, Edmonds’s adult daughter Hayley criticized King for knowingly exposing her family to the virus.

Lee Brice

Status: Tested positive for COVID-19

The country singer had been scheduled to sing his duet with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” at the Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 11, but his rep announced Nov. 8 that he would be self-isolating instead. The rep added that Brice was “in good spirits and not experiencing any symptoms” after his positive test.

Tyler Hubbard

Status: Tested positive for COVID-19

The Florida Georgia Line singer was the second scheduled performer for the 2020 CMAs who had to cancel because of the coronavirus. He revealed his diagnosis Nov. 9. The Country Music Association issued a statement about him and Brice having to miss the event: “As you may have heard, unfortunately Lee Brice and Tyler Hubbard both tested positive for COVID-19 and are unable to join us for the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. Although this is incredibly disappointing, not only for the show but also for CMA personally as we care deeply for these artists and only want the best for them and their families, it does reassure us that our protocols are working. Our process enabled us to manage each situation immediately and before either artist ever entered our set. Most importantly, it prevented anyone else from being exposed.”

Charlie Hunnam

Status: Recovered from COVID-19

Early on in the pandemic, before it was widely known that loss of taste and smell were symptoms of the coronavirus, the former Sons of Anarchy star and his girlfriend, Morgana McNeils, came down with it. Hunnam explained during a virtual interview Nov. 6 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he started to think something was up when the two couldn’t smell their coffee one morning. He thought they were “simultaneously having a stroke.” Eventually, Hunnam was able to manage his symptoms. “I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days and had a little bit of fatigue,” he said, explaining that he was again feeling unwell by the time of the interview. He suspected the culprit then was something other than COVID-19. “This feels very, very different. This feels much more like flu.”

Khloé Kardashian

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

“Just found out that I do have corona,” Kardashian said in a clip, released Oct. 28, from an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I have been in my room. It’s gonna be fine, but it was really bad for a couple days.” As for symptoms, she described headaches unlike her usual migraines, as well as coughing, vomiting and flashes of hot and cold. However, she appeared to have recovered by the time the footage came out.

Stephen Amell

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

The former Arrow star knew it was important for him to avoid the coronavirus, because losing him to quarantine would hinder the show in which he stars, Heels. So he wore a mask and avoided crowds, but he ended up with COVID-19 anyway. Amell said the first couple of days with it “just sucked” physically, but it also presented a mental health struggle. “I’ve never worried about the lethal aspect of it because the numbers suggest that I will get it, and maybe I’ll be asymptomatic or maybe my symptoms will be light, and I will come out the other side and I will be OK, which is what happened,” the 39-year-old former Arrow star said on the Oct. 27 episode of podcast Inside of You. “My anxiety came from the idea that I would be letting hundreds of people down.”

Trey Songz

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

On Oct. 5, the singer announced on Instagram that he had contracted the coronavirus. “I’ve taken many tests as I’ve been out protesting, food drives, of course I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically and this time unfortunately it came back positive,” said Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson. “I will be taking it seriously, I will be self-quarantining. I will be in my house until I see a negative sign.” Within a couple of weeks, he was back out in the world, his mask firmly in place.

Brandi Maxiell

Status: Hospitalized with COVID-19

Maxiell, who’s married to former basketball pro Jason Maxiell, co-starred in Basketball Wives L.A. from 2014 to 2016. Her sister, Jayde Penn, said Sept. 28 that Maxiell, an ovarian cancer survivor, had been hospitalized amid her struggle with COVID-19. “My sister has been diagnosed with a severe case of COVID-19 and was hospitalized Thursday night after having trouble breathing,” Penn told The Shade Room. “We would like to ask everyone to please keep her in your prayers as she continues to fight through this. We love you all and please stay safe!”

Jim Parsons

Status: Recovered from COVID-19

During a Sept. 28 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Parsons revealed that he and his husband, Todd Spiewak, had COVID-19 in March. “We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds, and then it seemed less likely, and then, finally, we lost our sense of smell and taste,” the former Big Bang Theory star said. “It defied the descriptions for me. I didn’t realize how, completely, taste and smell could be gone. And when you’re in quarantine, and there is really nothing to do but eat — oh my God that was brutal.” Both have since recovered.

Vivica A. Fox

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

Just before she was scheduled to co-host the Emmys pre-show on E! Sept. 20, the Independence Day actress announced that she was unable to attend. Brad Goreski, who filled in for her, read her statement on the air. “I am terribly sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight! Unfortunately, I have tested positive for the coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution, I am isolating myself at home,” Fox said. “During these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other. I'm sending my very best to Nina [Parker] and Brad, who I know will hold down the fort, and congratulations to all tonight’s nominees! I look forward to seeing everyone again soon!”

Giuliana Rancic

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

The longtime E! red carpet correspondent was scheduled to work as usual for the network’s Emmy Awards coverage, on Sept. 20, but there was a health issue. “Hey, everyone,” she said in a video announcement on the show. “As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately, this year is just so different,” she said. “As part of E! and NBCUniversal’s very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn’t want to hear that, I’m very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I’m thankful.” She said that her husband and their 8-year-old son, Duke, tested positive, too, but they were all doing well.

Tiffany Haddish

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

In an Aug. 31 interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Haddish revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer. “I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus,” said Haddish. “I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus.” The Girls Trip star decided to take another test which was positive and she went into quarantine. Later, Haddish took two antibody tests which showed both positive and negative results. "So I think I'm superhuman,” she told Fauci.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his family

Status: Recovered from COVID-19

After two to three weeks of being sick with COVID-19, the action star, his wife Lauren and their two young daughters were on the other side of the virus, he revealed Sept. 2. He noted that 4-year-old Jasmine and Tiana, 2, had only sore throats but that he and his wife had a “rough go.” Johnson said they’d fallen ill after spending time with close family friends who hadn’t even realized they were infected beforehand. He advised fans to be extra careful before spending time with others, build up their immune system and, above all, wear a mask. “It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, would take this idea of wearing masks and... make it part of a political agenda,” Johnson said. “It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask.”

Neil Patrick Harris

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

Harris was struck down by the coronavirus early on. In fact, he said Sept. 15 on Today that his entire family, including husband David Burtka and their 9-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon, tested positive for it in the early days of the pandemic. “We feel great,” Harris said. “It happened very early, 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.” The How I Met Your Mother star described their experience as “not pleasant.”

Jillian Michaels

Status: Recovered from COVID-19

The fitness trainer caught the coronavirus from a close friend at a gym. “The reality is I literally get my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it,” Michaels said Sept. 8 on Fox Business’ The Claman Countdown. “It’s just that simple.” The former star of the Biggest Loser warned viewers to be careful, because she hadn’t known that she had the virus for six days and her friend hadn’t realized she had it when she gave it to Michaels. “I’m fortunate to have gone into it being healthy and I was able to get on the other side of it pretty quick, but not everybody is that lucky, as we know,” she said. “All I can tell you is if you are afraid of getting COVID, a public gym is probably a place where you will get it.”

Bruce Williamson

Status: Died of COVID-19

A lead singer of hitmakers the Temptations in recent years, Williamson died Sept. 7, according to TMZ. He was 49. He sang with the iconic group from 2006 to 2015, including at concerts and on their albums Back to Front and Still Here. The official Temptations account on Facebook confirmed Williamson’s death the following day with a loving tribute: “We are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of Bruce Williamson Jr., one of our brothers. Once you are a Temptation you are always a Temptation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Danielle Bernstein and her partner

Status: Recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

The fashion influencer, who owns the company WeWoreWhat, revealed Sept. 6 that she and her partner had contracted the coronavirus. “Woke up without my sense of taste and smell,” she wrote on Instagram. “My body is extremely sore, particularly my hips and legs ... trying to stay hydrated and just take Tylenol.” Bernstein said that, so far, her partner had been asymptomatic. Bernstein said that she planned to hunker down at home and asked her followers for their suggestions on homeopathic remedies. Earlier in the summer, Bernstein was publicly criticized for not taking the pandemic seriously. She insisted in her announcement, though, that she had followed recommended anti-coronavirus health guidelines, including social distancing. “Of course I could have been more careful and still got it… the virus is still very much here and I will be taking it even more seriously going forward,” Bernstein wrote.

Michael Rooker

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

The Guardians of the Galaxy star said Sept. 4 he had survived “quite the battle” with COVID-19 and posted a photo of his just received negative test results. The illness was the reason Rooker had been “isolating in this crazy awesome Airstream of mine,” he explained. Rooker compared the disease to fighting a war, and he saw each day as a battle. “In the process of fighting off COVID-19, I could feel and see the results of those daily battles, by how I felt and looked the next day. I was either feeling like crap, or pretty dang good, semi-human in fact,” he said. “So, just so y’all know the end result of all those daily battles has come to an end. My body has won the WAR!”

Robert Pattinson

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

After Warner Bros. shut down production on The Batman, because someone involved tested positive for COVID-19, both Vanity Fair and the New York Times reported that Pattinson, the movie’s star, was the unnamed individual. Filming on the Batman prequel, about Bruce Wayne’s younger years, began in September, but it was shut down by the coronavirus in March. The movie had resumed filming outside of London just a few days before Pattinson had to isolate himself.

Kevin Hart

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

Hart was infected early on with the coronavirus, but didn’t share it until he was performing on Aug. 22, at Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair show in Yellow Springs, Ohio. “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am,” Hart joked, according to Page Six. Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, the first big stars to reveal their diagnosis, made their announcement on March 11.

Mark Mothersbaugh

Status: Recovered after being hospitalized with COVID-19

The Devo frontman had a terrifying experience with the virus in June, he told the Los Angeles Times in August. It began with fatigue. When he registered a fever of 103, his wife insisted he consult a nurse, who told him to go to the hospital. While Mothersbaugh initially scoffed at the idea, he eventually spent two weeks at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. He had delusions throughout his stay, imagining that someone had physically attacked him, and he had to be strapped to his bed after he attempted to escape. Making matters worse, Mothersbaugh couldn’t physically see his family or friends. What got him through, he said, is video chat. “If you have anyone that you know who’s in ICU with COVID, contact them and keep them in touch with the outside world, because it’s easy to lose track of where you are and why you are,” Motherbaugh said. “I had no idea I was on a ventilator for 10 days. Time meant nothing.”

Sharon Stone’s sister, Kelly, and brother-in-law, Bruce

Status: Recovered after being hospitalized with COVID-19

On Aug. 15, the actress revealed that her sister, Kelly Stone Singer, who has lupus and had been self-isolating, was in the hospital with COVID-19. “One of you non-mask wearers did this,” Stone posted on social media, adding that Kelly had only visited a pharmacy. “She does not have an immune system.” In an update on Aug. 30, the Basic Instinct star shared the happy news that both Kelly and her husband, Bruce Singer, had tested negative for the virus for the first time since contracting it.

J Balvin

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

During a speech broadcast as part of Univision’s 2020 Premios Juventud awards show on Aug. 13, the Colombian singer revealed some personal health news along with a warning. “At this moment, I’m just getting better from COVID-19,” Balvin said in Spanish. “These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won’t think that we’ll get it, but I got it and I got it bad. My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn’t a joke. The virus is real and it’s dangerous.”

Antonio Banderas

Status: Recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

Banderas marked his birthday by announcing some unfortunate health news. “I want to make it public that today, Aug. 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus,” the Mask of Zorro actor said in Spanish on social media. “I would like to add that I feel relatively good, just a little more tired than usual, and am confident that I will recover as soon as possible following medical instructions that I hope will allow me to overcome the infectious period that I am suffering, and that is affecting so many people around the planet.”

Alyssa Milano

Status: Recovered and tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies

On Aug. 5, the Who’s the Boss? actress revealed that she’s had a months-long struggle with COVID-19. Her symptoms, which included difficulty breathing, an inability to keep food down, loss of smell, headaches and a low-grade fever, began in mid-March. By April 2, Milano was using an oxygen mask. Still she tested negative for COVID-19 — twice — plus once for the antibodies. She was sick for four more months before she tested positive on another test for the antibodies. “This illness is not a hoax,” Milano said. “I thought I was dying.”