Actress Salma Hayek reveals that she almost died of COVID-19.
On Wednesday, May 19, Variety reported that Hayek spent most of 2020 recovering from a near-fatal case of COVID-19. The trade outlet said the 54-year-old star quarantined in a room in her house for about seven weeks. Hayek was even put on oxygen at one point.
“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad,” she told Variety in a Zoom interview. “I said, ‘No, thank you. I’d rather die at home.’”
While keeping her diagnosis private, last November, Hayek posted on social media a video montage showing her getting tested for the coronavirus several times.
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Hayek still suffers side effects from COVID-19. Variety said she still hasn’t fully regained her energy since her diagnosis. However, she recently returned to work to film the movie House of Gucci, which is inspired by a true story.
House of Gucci is set for release this fall. Meanwhile, you can also catch Hayek in the movie The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which she shot in 2019 and will be released on June 16. Then, in November, Hayek can also be seen in Marvel’s Eternals, another movie she filmed before the pandemic broke out.
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