9 Celebrities Who Recovered From Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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9 Celebrities Who Recovered From Coronavirus (Covid-19)
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Watching the spread of coronavirus (while not being able to do much but hang out at home) has been a pretty stressful time for most of us, and it's really hit home when celebrities we love have been struck by the virus, too. 

But fortunately, enough time has passed since COVID-19 has hit the United States that many celebrities have actually already recovered and are doing much better these days, which gives us so much hope.

Here are the celebrities who have recovered from coronavirus so far, and hopefully, there will be many more to add to this list soon. 

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1. Andy Cohen reunited with his family.

On March 20, Cohen shared that he'd tested positive for coronavirus, and the Bravo host took a break from filming Watch What Happens Live from his home as he recovered. Then, earlier this week, he announced that he was feeling better, and just a day later, shared a photo of him reunited with his son, writing, "I’ve hosted reunions for years, but yesterday’s was the best one yet."

2. NBA player Rudy Gobert is back in the game.

One of the first celebrities to share that they'd tested positive for the virus, this Utah Jazz player didn't quite take coronavirus seriously at first but changed his tune when he learned he'd be facing it himself. He remained pretty optimistic from the very beginning, and this week, he shared photos of himself back in the gym and boxing again, so it looks like he's doing much, much better.

3. Idris Elba is on the mend.

It was shocking to hear that beloved actor Idris Elba and his wife had both been suffering from the coronavirus but now, things have taken a turn for the better. He shared a video with his Twitter followers, letting them know that all is good for him and his family.

"We're both doing okay. Still asymptomatic," he shared in the video. "We passed the quarantine period but we're a little bit stuck in limbo. We can't get a flight back home, so we just have to sit still for a little bit. But other than that, we're okay, and we're so thankful for that. I think the worst of it is probably past us."

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4. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are much better and back in L.A.

Since Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson first shared that they'd both contracted coronavirus while working in Australia, they've been sharing pretty regular updates with fans on how they've been doing, and fortunately, Hanks' most recent one has been nothing but good news. 

"Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better," he wrote. "Sheltering in place looks like this: You don't give it to anyone — you don't get it from anyone. Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts... this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out."

5. Former Bachelor Colton Underwood Is all clear.

After struggling through his own battle with coronavirus and staying away from girlfriend Cassie Randolph and her family while he was ill and staying in their house, it looks like this former Bachelor has made a recovery.

"I'm closer to feeling like myself and I am so grateful to have more of my lungs back," he wrote in an Instagram post. "I want to thank my doctor and local health department who have done a great job guiding us through this. I’m talking with my doctor about donating my plasma and doing anything I can to help fight this thing."

6. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is better.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, has shared that she is "feeling so much better" after recovering from coronavirus, which she fortunately doesn't seem to have spread to the rest of her family. Still, Justin has said that he will continue to work from home, which is likely the safest option right now. 

7. Sara Bareilles has fully recovered.

The 40-year-old singer recently announced that she has fully recovered from the virus. She said, “Just wanted to check-in. I’m really quiet right now and will probably continue to be quiet. Just sort of taking all of this in and having a lot of feelings as I do. I had it, just so you know, I’m fully recovered, just so you know.”

She also said that she's, “thinking about all of the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love,” and that she's feeling “really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around.”

Bareilles is unsure how she initially contracted coronavirus, but in March, she had finished work on the Broadway production of Waitress.

8. John Taylor has recovered.

The bassist for Duran Duran revealed that he's on the mend. He has been quarantined for the last three weeks after being diagnosed with coronavirus. 

On Facebook, he wrote, "Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year old -- I like to think I am -- or was blessed with getting only a mild case of COVID-19, but after a week or so of what I would describe as a 'Turbo-charged Flu', I came out of it feeling okay. Although I must admit I didn't mind the quarantine as it gave me the chance to really recover. I am speaking out to answer to the enormous amount of fear being generated by the pandemic, some of it entirely justified, and my heart goes out to everyone who has had to deal with real loss and pain. But I want to let you know that it isn't always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing."

He also said that he can't wait to perform on stage again.

9. Janet Broderick bounced back from her battle with the virus.

After a brutal battle with coronavirus, Matthrew Broderick's sister is finally getting better. In an interview, she said, "On day two in the ICU, I woke up from this fog, and I knew it was over and I was out of danger. My oxygen had gone up to about 95 percent, and I had no fever at all. The headache had left. I can’t explain this virus, but it’s not like any feeling or any illness I’ve ever had before in my life. I kept thinking that it must be what it’s like to be on chemotherapy. It made me feel awful. I was on ibuprofen and medicine they give for pregnant women with HIV. I didn’t get the popular drugs. The infectious-disease doctor came. He didn’t want to robe, so I had to talk to him through the door. That happened a lot. He said, “We don’t understand what happened to you. It was either the drug or your immune system, but you seem out of the woods and you seem to have bounced back.” He said none of the other patients responded the way I had. It hadn’t happened to anyone else. I was still very sick, but I can’t explain it."

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.

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