Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of celebrities contracted the Coronavirus, and took to their social media to inform fans about the same. Last year, Dwayne Johnson, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Salma Hayek, among others, had been infected with COVID-19, and they later recovered. Salma Hayek, in a recent interview with Variety opened up about her near-fatal battle with COVID-19, and said that her situation was really bad.
While speaking to Variety, Salma Hayek said that her situation was such that the doctor had told her to go to the hospital. However, she refused and insisted she wanted to stay home. “My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad. I said, ‘No, thank you. I’d rather die at home,’” said Salma Hayek. Salma lives in London with her husband François-Henri Pinault, and their 13-year-old daughter, Valentina. She said that she spent 7 weeks in isolation in a room of her London house.
Salma Hayek also had to be put on oxygen, and she still hasn’t completely regained the energy that she once had. While speaking about resuming work with the filming of House of Gucci after her COVID-19 battle, she said, “I had started doing Zooms at one point, but I could only do so many because I would get so tired."
On the work front, Salma Hayek will next be seen in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which is a sequel to the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The trailer released in April this year, and while the film was earlier scheduled to release in August 2020, it had to be postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is now expected to release on June 16, 2021.
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