Actress Debi Mazar Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Says ‘I am tough’
Debi Mazar, an actor known for her performance in TV series Civil Wars, has said that she tested positive for coronavirus. The 55-year-old actress shared a post on social media sharing that she is now under quarantine and had earlier mistaken her symptoms thinking her immunity was down due to over-partying.
In her statement, the actress wrote: “I have just tested positive for Covid-19. I am ok! About a month ago my entire home (husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug – Low-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, on March 15, 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 (March 16). He said no, I didn’t meet the criteria. I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country and I hadn’t been with someone who had actually tested positive. I found this kind of a crazy criterion for a New Yorker 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 and 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 and forbidding movement outside the home without permission, like China and all of Europe?”
She further added, “I went on 3/17 (March 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 South 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.”