Richard Schiff, a 65-year-old West Wing actor, has been admitted to hospital as he continues to fight COVID-19: “For remdezivir, O2 and steroids.”
Richard Schiff was admitted to hospital while continuing to fight COVID-1
The West Wing actor took to Twitter on Monday to share the news; his wife, Sheila Kelly, also has the coronavirus, but remains at home for now.
“Covid update. Thank you all for so much love and support. You make it so much easier for me and @thesheilakelley ‘, said the 65-year-old star, who is best known for her turn to the West Wing.
A difficult twist: Richard Schiff was admitted to hospital while continuing to fight COVID-19. The West Wing actor went on Twitter on Monday to share the news with his followers, as his wife Sheila Kelly also has a coronavirus; seen in December 2019
It’s not easy: “Covid update. Thank you all for so much love and support. You make it so much easier for me and @thesheilakelley, ‘said the 65-year-old star. About 246,000 Americans have lost their lives so far due to the pandemic
“I’m in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids, showing some improvement every day. Sheila is home and doing better, but still pretty bad. I love you all.’
His 59-year-old husband also turned to social media.
“Covid update. Richard is definitely hit a little harder than me or @schiffboat Gus and I have a better day than yesterday. @Richard_Schiff had a better day yesterday. Please send many prayers – she wrote.
His hit show: The actor is best known for his work on The West Wing; seen here on the far left with Martin Sheen, Rowe Lowe and others
Last week, he wrote: “On election day, I tested positive for Covid-19. It was the strangest week of our lives.
After labeling his wife “also positive,” he continued, “It’s hard. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who is struggling with this thing. Love from here.
Kelly, who has appeared in various feature films and TV shows, including a recurring role in her husband’s “The Good Doctor” series, also shared the news on Instagram.
She is at home: his 59-year-old husband also turned to social media. “Covid update. Richard is definitely hit a little harder than me or @schiffboat Gus and I have a better day than yesterday. @Richard_Schiff had a better day yesterday. Please send many prayers – she wrote
In better times: Here Richard and Sheila attend the Upfronts party at the Bowery Hotel in May 2018 in New York
“Richard and I have some news.” We both have a positive test for COVID-19. We are quarantined at our home in Vancouver, we are recovering, “Sheila wrote.
“This virus is a slippery shoot. One minute you feel almost good, and the next you can’t catch your breath. Symptoms change radically daily, even by the hour.
“For those of you who don’t have this virus, stay healthy, practice physical distancing,” she added. “If you have Kovid, we’re in this together.” Breathe deeply. Breathe slowly. Breathe completely. We will experience this together.
Schiff recently attended HBO Max’s one-time gathering of The West Wing, where he joined stars Martin Sheen, Alison Gianni and others for a special program in partnership with When We All Votes in support of President-elect Joe Biden Vice President Kamala Harris.
Borba: “It’s difficult. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who struggles with this thing, “Schiff wrote last week about their condition; seen here in 2014 in Utah
The news comes as the new coronavirus continues to break records, with confirmed cases exceeding 11.2 million as of Monday.
About 246,000 Americans have lost their lives so far due to the pandemic.
At age 65, Schiff is part of the adult age group considered to be at high risk for potentially severe symptoms of coronavirus.
And while several states in the United States continue to impose restrictions to curb the spread of the virus as hospitalizations jump, there is cautious optimism that an effective vaccine may be on the horizon.