The Coronavirus scare has taken over the world with lakhs of people getting infected every day. This also includes celebrities. Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first bunch of stars to test positive for COVID-19. Now, it has been revealed that Hollywood actor Mel Gibson, too, had been infected with the virus. It was, however, in the month of April this year and not recently. After spending around a week in the hospital, Mel Gibson tested negative and made a complete recovery. The news has been confirmed by the actor's spokesperson to People.
"He (Mel Gibson) tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital,” confirmed his representative. They added that the actor's treatment involved the drug Remdesivir. Before getting discharged, he was tested negative several times and was positive for antibodies instead. "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," added the representative. Mil Gibson was treated at a hospital in Los Angeles, California.
Before getting hospitalised, Gibson was spotted grocery shopping with girlfriend Rosalind Ross in the month of March. The duo started dating in 2014 and welcomed their first child in 2017.
Gibson managed to keep his diagnosis under wraps. He was tested positive just a few days after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Sharing the news with fans, Tom had written, “Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."
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