There’s a new name added to the list of celebrities who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish, took part in a video call with Dr. Anthony Fauci after her diagnosis. Fauci, now globally known as the director of America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In her interview, she reveals that she has tested positive but had not yet fallen ill. Tiffany decided to get tested after she had been in contact with people who were infected.
“I went and got tested, and I got the results back, like, two days later. They said I didn’t have the coronavirus,” she reveals (beginning at the 23 minute mark of the interview). “Then, somebody else I know that was around, like, a week before, they contracted the coronavirus, and so I went and got tested again … and they said I did have the coronavirus.
“I stayed away from everybody, just stayed in my house, me and my dogs, and I practiced learning how to do the splits. And now I can do the splits. Then I went and tested again, didn’t have the virus, and then I got tested for antibodies and they said I had antibodies.
“That was, like, three months ago … and I’ve been tested 12 times now since, because I’ve been working and everything. Then I get tested again, no virus, and then I had them test me for antibodies again, and then they said I don’t have any antibodies … so I think I’m superhuman.”
The Girls Trip star is glad she never fell sick, but she wishes the tests weren’t so expensive: “It was like $550, which really made me upset because I was trying to buy some shoes.”
Tiffany’s story comes dotted with punch lines but she takes her diagnosis very seriously. She’s among a growing list of star who are contracting the virus. Recently Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed that he, and his family had all tested positive for the virus, and are on the road to recovery.
John admits that “Testing positive for COVID-19 is a lot different than recovering from nasty injuries, getting evicted or being broke, which I’ve been more than a few times,” he said. “My number one priority is to always protect my family and my loved ones … I wish it was only me that tested positive. “It was my entire family and it was a kick in the gut.”
The list of Hollywood stars who contracted they virus is significant – Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were the first back in March, followed by actors Kevin Hart, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham and Mel Gibson have all had to fight this virus.