Singer-songwriter and actress Sara Bareilles told fans on Friday that she had the coronavirus but has since “fully recovered.”
The Waitress star and Grammy-winner told fans in a video posted to Instagram that she is “grateful for every easy breath” after beating the dreaded virus.
“I had it, just so you know,” Bareilles said in her video. “I’m fully recovered, just so you know. And I am just thinking about all the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love and just being really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around.”
Bareilles, 40, also told fans that she went through a “couple of rough days” during her bout with the virus.
“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,” she said in the video.
The She Used To Be Mine singer had previously noted on March 13 that performances of the musical in London had been canceled thanks to the coronavirus.
Others who recently announced a full recovery from the Wuhan virus include actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. And star Idris Elba says that while he has tested positive, neither he nor his wife are showing any symptoms after several weeks in quarantine.
Celebrities are not the only ones announcing freedom from the virus. Last week a 95-year-old WWII veteran also reported beating the virus. At the end of March, War in the Pacific veteran Bill Kelly said he had recovered from the coronavirus after a March 17 diagnosis. World War II veteran William “Bill” Lapschies celebrated his 104th birthday this week and his victory over the coronavirus.
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