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Musicians, Actors and Athletes with COVID-19

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Jackson Browne

On March 24, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer said he'd tested positve for the coronavirus. Browne, who is 71, has been quarantined since he returned to California from New York after performing at the Love Rocks NYC fundraiser on May 11 at the Beacon Theater. “As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested [for the virus],” he told Rolling Stone. The result was positive. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that. So many people that have it aren’t going to be tested. They don’t have symptoms, but they might have it and might be able to pass it on. Younger readers need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody.”

Larry Campbell with his wife Teresa Williams

Larry Campbell

On March 24, the guitarist's wife Teresa Williams said her husband had tested positive. "Everybody take good care and all the precautions the CDC is recommending," she said in a Facebook video. "This is no picnic. He's sicker than he's ever been in his life. You don't want to get it." Williams and Campbell are currently in different locations (she's in New York City and he's in the Woodstock area). Campbell, who is 65, is known for his work with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm and his wife in their own band.

Andy Cohen

On March 20, the Bravo talk-show said he'd tested positive. “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for coronavirus," Cohen posted at Instagram. "As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.” He hosts Watch What Happens Live on Bravo.

Jason Collins

On March 24, the former NBA player said he'd tested positive. "I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game," the former Net tweeted. "I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough. Please stay safe and continue to social distance." Collins is the only NBA player to come out as gay. The seven-footer played for 15 years from 2001-2014, but never averaged more than 6.4 point per game

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Placido Domingo

On March 22, the opera singer said he'd tested positive. "My family and I are in self isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary," Domingo, who is 79 and is from Spain, posted at Facebook. "Currently, we are in good health, but I experienced a fever and cough symptons, therefore deciding to get tested and the result came back positive. I beg everyone to be extremely careful... Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives soon." Domingo was referring to his wife Marta and their three children. The famous tenor has been accused of sexually harassing women.

Kevin Durant

On March 17, the nine-time NBA All-Star announced that he, along with three yet unnamed Brooklyn Net teammates, had tested positive. Durant is sitting out the current season with the Nets as he recovers from a right Achilles tendon injury that happened in 2019 playoffs. "Everyone be careful," he told The Athletic. "Take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this."

Durant recently commented about marijuana here

Idris Elba (left) and his wife Sabrina Dhowre have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

Idris Elba

On March 16, the actor said he'd tested positive. "I feel OK," he tweeted. "I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. No panic." Elba, who is British, has appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, Star Trek Beyond, Beasts of No Nation, Avengers: Age of Voltron and Pacific Rim. On March 22, his wife Sabrina Dhowre also tested positive.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

On March 11, Hanks and his wife said they'd tested positive. Both are currently quarantined in Australia where Hanks was working on a Baz Luhrmann film about Elvis Presley. He was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Mr. Rogers in It's a Beuatiful Day in the Neighborhood. Wilson has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows in supporting roles. On March 15, Hanks said they will be in isolation for another 10 days.

Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel

On March 11, the French-born Utah Jazz center said he'd tested positive. That night, a game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City was canceled after players learned about Gobert's sickness. Just days earlier, he joked about the virus at a press conference. Gobert was traded to Utah after being drafted by Denver in the first round in 2013. He was averaging 15.1 points and 13.7 rebounds per game this season.

Daniel Dae Kim

On March 20, the veteran TV actor said he'd tested positive. "I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus," Kim posted at Instagram. "Looks like I’ll be ok, but I wanted share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy."

He's appeared on Lost, Hellboy, 24 and Hawaii Five-0.

Olga Kurylenko

On March 15, the Ukrainian-born actress said she'd tested positive. "Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus,” she posted on Instagram. "I've actually been ill almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symtoms. Take care of yourself and take this seriously."

Kurylenko famously played the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace in 2008. She's also appeared in Oblivion, The Water Diviner and To the Wonder.

Rachel Matthews

On March 17, the actress said she'd tested postive and had been in quarantine the previous week. “Our country is very behind, and we don’t have much of a system in place,” Matthews posted at Instagram. “BUT receiving a test that shows you’re positive really doesn’t change much. It’s not like you receive a specific medication once positive so please, if you have symptoms at all but can’t find a test please just treat yourself as if you are positive (you most likely are). Rest, drink lots of liquids and SELF QUARANTINE.”

She's the voice of Honeymaren in Frozen 2.

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Debi Mazar

On March 23, the veteran TV actress said she'd tested positive. "About a month ago my entire home (husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug," she posted at InstagramLow grade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly. Seasonal I thought? But it felt unusual/different. Two weeks later, March 15th, I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches and 102.4 fever. I figured maybe I got the flu or Corona? I had had cocktails the evening prior and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends. I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16. He said NO, I didn’t meet the criteria. I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country & I hadn't been with someone who had actually tested positive. I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NYer as I had taken the subway, gone to the theater, the grocery store, the pharmacy, hair salon, etc. I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies & bleach, wipes, dry goods, extra food, etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely, my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC & forbidding movement outside the home without permission, like China and all of Europe? A friend told me that the CityMDUrgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits, which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17. First I was tested for the flu, which was negative. Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days (in S. Korea it takes two hours). Well, today is day 5 and I just found out. I'm hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already. It's very “morphy." One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough. I can breath, and I’m going to heal here in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days. They have no symptoms. I think we all had it possibly already, who knows? Anyhow, stay home people! Protect yourselves & your loved ones. Build up your immune systems. Good Luck & God Bless us all!"

Mazur has appeared on Entourage, That's Life, Working and numerous othe shows.

Donovan Mitchell

On March 12, a day after his Utah Jazz teammate tested positive, so did All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell, who was averaging 24.2 point per game this season“I’m asymptomatic," he says. "I could walk down the street. If it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. That’s the scariest part about this virus. You may seem fine.” 

Fiona Prine

On March 17, the wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, said she'd tested positive. "I am fine," she posted at Instagram. "And I will recover. We all love musicians. They were the first ones off the block to cancel shows. I’m asking you to please stay at home. That’s all.” Her husband, who recently received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, she added, "was also tested, and his came back indeterminate. There’s a chance he may not have this virus, and we are working really really hard to be really diligent about all the protocols. We are quarantined completely. We are isolated from each other, from other members of the family. It’s hard, I won’t lie. But it’s absolutely important.”


On March 26, the Houston rapper said he'd test positive. “I’m scared to death,” Scarface admitted the next day on Instagram Live. “I ain’t never felt like this. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was not in control of what was about to happen. I know we feel invincible at times. If God was trying to get my attention, he now has my undivided attention.”

A former member of the Geto Boys, Scarface has released 11 solo albums since 1991. He had a No. 12 hit with "Smile" in 1997.

Slim Thug

On March 24, the Houston rapper said he'd tested positive. "I got tested for the coronavirus yesterday and it came back positive,” he said in an Instagram video. “As careful as I've been self-quarantined and staying home, I might’ve went and got something to eat or something, did some stuff like that, simple stuff like that, nothing crazy. Stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on and my test came back positive, so y'all gotta take this stuff seriously. Sit at home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they sayin’. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out or whatever. I’m good, I feel good, I don’t got no problems right now. The other day, I had a slight fever and a cough. I feel better now. I don’t have no fever or nothing like that so I feel like I’m good, but y’all better take this seriously. It’s real out here, coronavirus.”

Slim Thug's first two albums - Already Platinum (2005) and Boss of All Bosses (2009) - hit the Top 20.

Marcus Smart

On March 19, the Boston Celtic guard said he'd tested positive. "I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive," he tweeted. "I've been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken with the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nation's health experts and we must get more testing ASAP." A first-round draft pick in 2014 by the Celtics, Smart was averaging 13.5 points and 4.8 assists per game this season.

Christian Wood

On March 14, the Detroit Pistons forward became the third NBA player to test positive. On March 7, the Pistons played the Jazz; Wood was apparently infected while playing that game. An undrafted player, he was having his best NBA season, averaging 13.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.


More NBA Players

Ever since Rudy Gobert tested positive and the NBA suspended the 2020 season on March 11, 17 more players have tested positive. They include three members of the Brooklyn Nets, two members of the Los Angeles Lakers and members of the Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers, and have apparently chosen to remain anonymous.



He played Richard Mason in "Crocodile Dundee" in 1986.

Mark Blum

On March 25, the stage and screen actor succumbed to the coronavirus. Blum tested positive the previous week and was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian. He was 69. Blum's career took off after he appeared opposite Rosanna Arquette and Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985. He appeared on numerous TV show, including Mozart in the Jungle, Law and Order and Capital News, and in such movies as Crocodile Dundee and Shattered Glass.

Manu Dibango

On March 24, the saxophonist from Cameroon passed away in Paris after contracting the coronavirus. He had a No, 35 hit with the African-funk song, "Soul Makossa," in 1972. Dibango was 86.

Terrence McNally

On March 24, the Award-winning playwright succumbed to the coronavirus. He won Tonys for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995), Master Class (1996) and Ragtime (1998). McNally was 81.

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