Celebrities Who Have Recovered From COVID-19

By Jason Shvili on April 15 2020 in Society

Many celebrities have also been infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Many celebrities have also been infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • Andy Cohen was the first openly gay man to host a late-night TV show.
  • Pink's son had a harder time recovering from COVID-19 than her mother. At one point, he had a fever of 103 degrees, which lasted three weeks.
  • Tom Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson, co-starred with him in Sleepless in Seattle, and also starred in Jingle All The Way and Runaway Bride.

COVID-19, has wreaked havoc all over the globe. To date, the virus has infected around two million people and killed more than 125,000 worldwide. Some of the dead include well-known figures, like singer John Prine and actor Jay Benedict. Fortunately, more than 460,000 people have recovered from the virus, including various celebrities. Here are some celebrities who have recovered from COVID-19.

Colton Underwood

Underwood is a former NFL player, who became a reality TV star after his appearances on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. According to him, his COVID-19 symptoms lasted less than a week before he felt 100% well again.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko. Image credit: Siebbi/Wikimedia.org

This Ukrainian-born actress has starred in a number of movies, including the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. After contracting COVID-19, she happily proclaimed to her fans on Instagram that she was well, though she noted that she continued to wear a mask for fear of passing the virus to others.

Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bell Bundy at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Image credit: Keith Hinkle/Wikimedia.org

Bundy has appeared in several Broadway shows, including Hairspray, Legally Blonde, and Anger Management. She has also acted in several TV shows. In addition to her prowess as an actor, Bundy is also a singer and songwriter. In fact, she has been an actor, singer and songwriter since childhood. After recovering from COVID-19, she proudly proclaimed to her followers on Instagram, “No more Corona!” She added that she also tested positive for certain antibodies that could give her immunity in the future.

Ali Wentworth

Ali Wentworth at the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting in New York. Image credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia.org

Wentworth is a TV and movie actress. She began her career with the TV show, In Living Color, and went on to star in movies such as Jerry Maguire, It’s Complicated, and Office Space. She produced the TV show, Head Case, and also has a few written works to her name. After recovering from COVID-19, Wentworth posted an Instagram video of herself walking down a flight of stairs to the Destiny’s Child song, Survivor.

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen. Image credit: Greg Hernandez/Wikimedia.org

Cohen is a TV host and executive producer. He now hosts the Bravo TV show, Watch What Happens Live. In mid-March, Cohen became ill and went into self-isolation. He was later informed that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Cohen would eventually recover from the virus and made a point of giving a big shout out to the people on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, thanking them for their efforts.


Pink performing at V Fest on 19 August 2017. Image credit: Raph_PH/Wikimedia.org

Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, is a Grammy Award-winning pop singer. She and her three year-old son tested positive for the coronavirus. After they recovered, Pink called on everyone to take the virus seriously and later donated $1 million to healthcare workers.

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim at Comic Con, July 2006. Image credit: Ewen Roberts from San Diego, United States/Wikimedia.org

Kim has starred in hit TV shows, Hawaii Five-O and Lost. He’s also played roles in several movies and has won multiple awards for his work. He was even named as one of People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive twice. After recovering from COVID-19, he used his Instagram account to thank his doctor and said that the real heroes are not the ones you see on TV, but the people fighting the coronavirus.

J.K. Rowling

J.K Rowling. Image credit: Daniel Ogren/Wikimedia.org

Rowling is the author of the popular Harry Potter novels. She is thought to have had the coronavirus as she had all the symptoms of the disease, although she wasn’t actually tested for it. In any event, she recovered, and afterwards, shared a video of a respiratory exercise that she implied might help people suffering from COVID-19.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles. Image credit: Palácio do Planalto/Wikimedia.org

Prince Charles is the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir to the British Throne. Since the 2000s, the prince has spent much of his time on various philanthropic activities. In late March, it was reported that he had contracted COVID-19 and went into self-isolation in Scotland. He had mild symptoms, but fortunately was able to recover from the virus.

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Image credit: Walt Disney Television/Flickr.com

Hanks’ movies include comedies like Splash, Big, and Sleepless in Seattle, as well as more serious movies like Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. Later on in his career, Hanks took up the role as producer for several movies, some of which he also acted in. He and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, contracted COVID-19 and went into quarantine in Australia, but fortunately would go on to recover.

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