Celebrities who have recovered from the coronavirus

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J.K. Rowling, Tom Hanks, and Pink have recovered from the illness.
J.K. Rowling, Tom Hanks, and Pink have recovered from the illness.

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  • Numerous celebrities that have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, or have shown novel coronavirus symptoms have since announced their recoveries. 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines for recovery include 72 fever-free hours without the use of medicine that lowers fevers, an improvement of other COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath, and a time span of seven days since the patient's first symptoms.

  • Prince Charles, Pink, and more celebrities have updated fans that their conditions have improved since contracting the illness. 

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Many celebrities who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 — or showed novel coronavirus symptoms without being tested — have since recovered. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 patients can stop self-isolating after 72 fever-free hours without the use of medicine that lowers fevers, an improvement of other symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath, and a time span of seven days since the patient's first symptoms.

Pink and her son Jameson Moon Hart are in good health after showing a range of symptoms for weeks, while Prince Charles was released from self-isolation after reporting "mild symptoms."

Here are the celebrities who have recovered from COVID-19. 

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks returned to the United States after testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantining in Australia.

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks recovered from COVID-19.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks recovered from COVID-19.

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Wilson and Hanks, both 63, returned home to the US after recovering from COVID-19 in Australia, the "Forrest Gump" actor tweeted on March 28. 

"Hey, Folks... We're home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing. Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA," Hanks wrote. 

The couple made headlines for spending their time in quarantine creating Spotify playlists, taking selfies, and learning the acceptable way to spread Vegemite

Prince Charles recovered from his "mild" COVID-19 symptoms and opened a coronavirus hospital days later.

Prince Charles has recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Prince Charles has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

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Prince Charles has recovered from COVID-19 and is no longer in self-isolation, a spokesperson confirmed to Insider on March 30. 

"Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation," a spokesperson for the royal told Insider. 

The 71-year-old Prince of Wales also addressed his recovery in a video on April 1. 

"Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness, but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation," he said. 

Since his recovery, Charles opened NHS Nightingale Hospital, London's new coronavirus hospital, by video call.

Andy Cohen returned to work and reunited with his son after recovering from COVID-19.

Andy Cohen has recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Andy Cohen has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

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Cohen reported that he was "feeling better" and returning to host "Radio Andy" in an Instagram post on March 30. 

"Happy to report I'm feeling better and am returning to radio andy sxm this morning," the 51-year-old television personality wrote, adding, "THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19!"

The following day, he shared an Instagram photo of himself and his 1-year-old son Ben.

Cohen wrote, "I've hosted reunions for years, but yesterday's was the best one yet."

Greg Rikaart has recovered from the novel coronavirus and said he feels "fantastic."

Greg Rikaart has recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Greg Rikaart has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

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Rikaart is "95%" recovered from the illness and feels "fantastic," the 43-year-old actor said in an Instagram video he shared on April 1. 

"I just wanted to give you all an update and let you know I'm doing fantastic — easily 95% better than I was the last time I made one of these messages."

He shared that he has a lingering cough and low energy but feels "stronger and better" every day. Rikaart also thanked his fans for their words of encouragement during a "scary couple of days."

Pink and her son Jameson Moon Hart retested negative for the novel coronavirus.

Pink and her son Jameson Moon Hart have recovered from COVID-19.
Pink and her son Jameson Moon Hart have recovered from COVID-19.

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Pink and her 3-year-old son Jameson have both retested negative for COVID-19 after contracting the illness, the 40-year-old singer announced in an Instagram post on April 3. 

"Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative," she wrote, adding, "This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor."

Jameson had a slower recovery than his mother, Pink revealed on an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday. She confirmed that his fever, which climbed to 103 degrees, finally went away after three weeks. 

Carey Hart, Pink's husband and Jameson's father, shared an Instagram video of the 3-year-old smiling and playing on Thursday.

Following her and her son's diagnosis, Pink donated $1 million to emergency relief funds

Daniel Dae Kim shared a photo of a doctor that "helped me get through COVID-19."

Daniel Dae Kim has recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Daniel Dae Kim has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

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Kim thanked Dr. Phil Suh, "the man who helped me get through COVID-19," in an Instagram post on April 3.  

"We actors may play them on tv, but meet one of the REAL heroes, the man who helped me get through Covid 19. He's a bit camera shy, but I made him get front and center because he definitely stands tall in my eyes," the 51-year-old actor wrote. 

Since recovering, Kim has auctioned off his original scripts for CBS' "Hawaii 5-0" to raise money for the healthcare professionals. 

J.K. Rowling recovered from her novel coronavirus-like symptoms, although she was never tested.

J.K. Rowling said she had COVID-19 symptoms for two weeks.
J.K. Rowling said she had COVID-19 symptoms for two weeks.

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Rowling has "completely recovered" from her COVID-19-like symptoms, the 54-year-old tweeted on April 6.

Although the author wasn't tested for the novel coronavirus, she reported that she had "all symptoms of C19" for two weeks.

Rowling also linked to a video of a doctor's respiratory exercise "to share a technique that's recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me."

Colton Underwood said he made a "full recovery" from the novel coronavirus.

Colton Underwood no longer has COVID-19 symptoms.
Colton Underwood no longer has COVID-19 symptoms.

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Underwood has recovered from COVID-19, the 28-year-old former "Bachelor" announced in an Instagram post on April 7. 

"I have made a full recovery from the coronavirus and we managed to keep the entire family healthy as well. I am now working with medical professionals to figure out the best way to support their efforts against the coronavirus," he wrote. 

Underwood remains at his fiancée Cassie Randolph's home, where he self-quarantined when he was sick. 

Olga Kurylenko has also recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Olga Kurylenko recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Olga Kurylenko recovered from the novel coronavirus.

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Kurylenko has recovered from COVID-19, the 40-year-old actress confirmed in an Instagram post on April 8. 

"I am well, guys!" she wrote, adding, " I wear a mask every time and it's been quite a while since I had my illness so I probably can't give it or get it anymore. But I STILL wear a mask just in case."

And while masks and face coverings are recommended for public outings, the CDC reports that COVID-19 patients' immune response is "not yet understood."

"Patients with MERS-CoV are unlikely to be re-infected shortly after they recover, but it is not yet known whether similar immune protection will be observed for patients with COVID-19," the CDC website says. 

Laura Bell Bundy tested negative for COVID-19 after she self-quarantined.

Laura Bell Bundy confirmed that she no longer has the novel coronavirus.
Laura Bell Bundy confirmed that she no longer has the novel coronavirus.

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Bundy has retested negative for the novel coronavirus after self-quarantining, the 39-year-old actress shared in an Instagram video on April 9. 

"No More Corona!" she wrote, adding, "I have tested negative for corona virus but I've tested positive for IgG antibodies that will give me some sort of immunity — for how long, we do not know."

Kristofer Hivju said he is "finally safe and sound" after testing positive for COVID-19.

Kristofer Hivju has recovered from COVID-19.
Kristofer Hivju has recovered from COVID-19.

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Hivju has fully recovered from a "mild" case of the novel coronavirus, the 41-year-old announced in an Instagram post on April 13.

The "Game of Thrones" actor added that his wife, Gry Molvær Hivju, has also recovered after likely having the virus as well, although he didn't confirm whether or not she was tested. 

"Hi! We are fully recovered and in good health after I was infected by the Cororonavirus, and most likely my wife," he wrote, continuing, "After several weeks in quarantine, and also a couple more indoors after beeing free of all symptoms, we are finally safe and sound. We were lucky to only have mild symptoms of the Covid 19."

Ali Wentworth joined her family after 16 days of isolation due to the novel coronavirus.

Ali Wentworth emerged from self-isolation.
Ali Wentworth emerged from self-isolation.

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Wentworth recovered from COVID-19, she announced in an Instagram video she shared of herself walking downstairs to the song "Survivor" by Destiny's Child on April 13. 

"Came out of 16 days of isolation. I am grateful for my health. It was a brutal and scary time. But I am one of the lucky ones. And as I continue to recover I am struck by what has become the dehumanization of this plague," the 55-year-old wrote, adding, "Grateful to be back to everything except laundry and dishes..."

The same day she announced her recovery, Wentworth's husband George Stephanopoulos, a "Good Morning America" host, shared that he tested positive for the illness. However, the 59-year-old television personality reported that hasn't shown COVID-19 symptoms. 

Aaron Tveit said he's "lucky" to have recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Aaron Tveit recovered from COVID-19.
Aaron Tveit recovered from COVID-19.

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Tveit has recovered from COVID-19, the 36-year-old Broadway actor told The Cut on April 13. 

"The week that everything shut down, I had a bit of a cold. Once we found out someone in our building was positive, our producers said that they had access to a doctor that had tests, so I went right away. I'm very luckily on the other side of having COVID-19," he said. 

Sam Smith said they feel better after contracting novel coronavirus-like symptoms.

Sam Smith has recovered since experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.
Sam Smith has recovered since experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.

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Smith reported that they feel better after coming down with COVID-19-like symptoms, the singer told Apple Music's Zane Lowe via FaceTime on April 17. 

Despite not being tested, the "Lay Me Down" musician said they "definitely" had the illness, as well as their sister.

"I didn't get tested but I know I had it," they said, adding, "Everything I've read completely pointed to that. So yeah, I think I definitely had it."

Smith explained that they self-isolated for three weeks with their sister and they have both recovered since exhibiting symptoms. 

Chris Cuomo announced that he's tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

Chris Cuomo had COVID-19.
Chris Cuomo had COVID-19.

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Cuomo said that he's tested negative for COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the illness approximately one month ago, the 49-year-old shared on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" on April 27.

"I thought I was gonna have this big, great news, for all the bad news I've given you about me and my family," the anchor said, adding, "I tested negative. I have both antibodies, the short-term one and the long-term one."

Cuomo continued to explain that there's still confusion surrounding antibody testing, noting that experts haven't confirmed that the antibodies lead to immunity. 

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub have recovered from COVID-19.

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub attend the 2019 Emmys.
Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub attend the 2019 Emmys.

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Shalhoub, 66, stated on Peacock's "At-Home Variety Show" on May 11 that he and his wife Adams, 71, have recovered since testing positive for COVID-19.  

"I hope you are all being careful and following the protocol," he said, adding, "Last month, my wife Brooke and I came down with the virus, and it was a pretty rough few weeks. But we realize that so many other people have and had it a lot worse."

Zoey Deutch said she tested positive for COVID-19 for a month before recovering.

Zoey Deutch was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Zoey Deutch was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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In an essay published in Vulture on Tuesday, Deutch, 25, explained that she is recovering from COVID-19 after testing positive for the disease for over a month. 

"I had the coronavirus early on, before the shutdown, and a group of my friends also got it. People keep asking me, 'Where did you get it?' and I wish I knew. I feel like I could have spoken in a more eloquent way about my experience had I known. I continued testing positive for a month, which is longer than they're saying you're supposed to," she said, adding that she's "okay now."

While she was still sick with COVID-19, she recalled having a "sore throat" and "felt totally delirious, like I was losing my mind." Her friends all had different experiences, including a loss of taste and smell or no symptoms at all. 

"I'm so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out okay. I think this virus is bringing up so many conflicting emotions. I have to say I'm also so grateful for my inherent neuroses, which caused me to stay inside before I was supposed to. I've been quarantined longer than there was a mandated shut-in," the actress said. 

Andrea Bocelli said he had a "swift and full recovery" from COVID-19.

Andrea Bocelli tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Andrea Bocelli tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Bocelli, 61, and his family recovered from the novel coronavirus at the end of March after testing positive for the disease, the Italian singer announced in a Facebook post on May 26. 

He explained that he decided against sharing his diagnosis earlier "out of respect for those for whom contracting the virus has had more serious consequences."

Bocelli also said that he "didn't want to unnecessarily alarm my fans" and hoped to maintain privacy since his family also tested positive. 

"We were fortunate enough to have a swift and full recovery by the end of March," the musician wrote, adding that he donated blood to play his "small part" in the battle against COVID-19.

Bocelli previously told The Wall Street Journal that his symptoms included a fever and cough. Following his recovery, he performed at the "Music for Hope" concert at the Duomo cathedral of Milan on April 12.

Kanye West has recovered since he was sick with COVID-19 in February.

Kanye West had the novel coronavirus.
Kanye West had the novel coronavirus.

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Rapper Kanye West, 43, has recovered since being sick with COVID-19 in February, he told Forbes on July 8.

West, who recently announced that he's running for president in the 2020 election, said that his symptoms included chills and shaking. Though he didn't go into detail about treatment, he said he took hot showers and watched online videos about how to manage symptoms.

"I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can't be sicker than me!" he said.

Anna Camp has tested negative for COVID-19 after having the disease but reported "lingering symptoms."

Anna Camp has tested negative for COVID-19.
Anna Camp has tested negative for COVID-19.

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Anna Camp, 37, has tested negative since contracting COVID-19 but has "lingering symptoms," the actress announced in an Instagram post on July 22.

She said that she was "extremely sick" for three weeks and continues to have symptoms such as "dizziness, extreme fatigue, impacted sinuses, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and fever."

Camp added that she "completely" lost of her smell and taste while sick with the virus and has since only regained "about 30 percent" of her smell. 

The actress said that she was "incredibly careful" about safety precautions but may have gotten COVID-19 after deciding not to wear a mask one time. 

"One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask in public. One. Time. And I ended up getting it. I believe it may have been because of that one time," she wrote. 

Mel Gibson has made a full recovery after testing positive for COVID-19.

Mel Gibson had the novel coronavirus in April.
Mel Gibson had the novel coronavirus in April.

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Mel Gibson, 64, has made a full recovery since being hospitalized for a week in Los Angeles after testing positive for COVID-19 in April, People confirmed. 

"He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital," the filmmaker's representative told the outlet. "He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies."

Bryan Cranston shared a video of himself donating plasma after recovering from COVID-19.

Bryan Cranston was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
Bryan Cranston was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

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Bryan Cranston, 64, has recovered after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, he confirmed in an Instagram post on July 30.

In a plea for his followers to wear masks and follow experts' guidelines, the "Breaking Bad" actor said that he tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild symptoms. 

"I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still... I contracted the virus," he wrote, adding, "I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms."

Cranston also shared a video of himself at the UCLA Donation Center, where he donated his plasma to help other individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Lena Dunham tested negative for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms for 21 days.

Lena Dunham had the novel coronavirus in mid-March.
Lena Dunham had the novel coronavirus in mid-March.

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Lena Dunham, 34, has tested negative since getting the novel coronavirus in mid-March, she confirmed in an Instagram post on July 31. 

The actress said that her symptoms began with achy joints, fatigue, and a 102 degree fever. 

"Suddenly my body simply... revolted," she wrote, explaining that the nerves in her feet began to burn, her hands went numb, and her ears couldn't tolerate loud noises. 

Dunham reported a loss in taste and smell, difficulty breathing, rashes, and a constant headache. 

"It felt like I was a complex machine that had been unplugged and then had my wires rerouted into the wrong inputs," she wrote. The symptoms lasted for 21 days.

The "Girls" star confirmed that she tested negative one month after her early symptoms, though she still had lingering pain like swollen hands and feet, migraines, and fatigue. 

Alyssa Milano has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.

Alyssa Milano is an actress.
Alyssa Milano is an actress.

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Alyssa Milano, 47, tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, the actress announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday. 

She began experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms in mid-March, reporting a loss of smell, trouble breathing, headaches, a fever, and weight loss. 

"I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt," she recalled.

Milano tested negative for COVID-19 twice and received negative results for her first antibody test in March. 

Since testing negative, Milano has experienced lingering symptoms including "vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise" and decided to retest for COVID-19 antibodies.

Milano then tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies and told her followers that the testing system is "flawed."

"I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying," she said, adding that she plans on donating plasma to help COVID-19 patients. 

Jonathan Pryce said he has "high levels of antibodies" after testing positive for COVID-19 in late March.

Jonathan Pryce appeared on "Game of Thrones."
Jonathan Pryce appeared on "Game of Thrones."

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Jonathan Pryce, 73, has recovered from the novel coronavirus, he told the Guardian on Saturday. 

"I had coronavirus in late March. I was hospitalised for eight days with Covid pneumonia," he said. 

The "Game of Thrones" actor continued, "It left me tired and anxious for a long time, but I'm over that. I've now got high levels of antibodies so I'm secretly rather pleased with myself."

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