Matthew Broderick's Sister Janet Tests Positive for Coronavirus and Is Currently Hospitalized in Beverly Hills
Matthew Broderick's sister, Janet Broderick, has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus, according to a new statement from her parish.
Over the past several weeks, more and more cases of people contracting coronavirus have emerged, and it seems celebrities are becoming a part of the rising statistics.
According to People, one of the latest casualties is Matthew Broderick's sister, Janet Broderick, who is a rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills.
Janet's news comes just hours after actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson got diagnosed with coronavirus while in Australia.
Soon after the 64-year-old tested positive to the virus, her parish's website released a statement that explained that she got infected after she attended the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
Even though doctors treated her for what they assumed was a viral syndrome, she was later admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills following a medical assessment, the parish added.
Rev. Janet Broderick, a pastor at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills who tested positive for coronavirus, said in a statement that she was "through the worst of this and very much on the mend" https://t.co/7xgfufCZNZ pic.twitter.com/ezHAQXNayW— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 12, 2020
The church, however, noted that Janet was in stable condition as she had been put in isolation and was getting treatment for a critical case of pneumonia. The Sun added that the church had attached a letter from Janet which had the words:
"Dear friends, I am sorry for you to hear this news. I am so thankful for your prayers as I have been ill. Everyone has been so good to me and supported me with prayers."
Matthew Broderick's Sister Janet Hospitalized After Testing Positive for Coronavirus https://t.co/Zp0aAJGSzq— People (@people) March 12, 2020
The letter also included some appreciative words which the rector directed to her "wonderful vestry" and the staff at her church.
The "Saving Private Ryan" star divulged that he and his wife had tested positive to the bug after they suffered body pains and a cold. Tom and Rita were subsequently placed in isolation in a Gold Coast hospital.
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Hello, folks. @ritawilson 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. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!
Tom had taken the trip to Australia to work on the pre-production of director Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley film. The new film - in which he plays the role of the late music icon's manager, Colonel Tom Parker - was initially scheduled to open on October 1, 2021.