Today: Betty White Is Doing Fine after Worried Fans Showed Concern for the Actress on Twitter Amid Coronavirus Scare

Jaimie-lee Prince
Mar 14, 2020
08:00 A.M.
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Betty White is a national treasure, and she is doing just fine. Twitter can relax after news that Tom Hanks and his wife were diagnosed with the coronavirus. 


As coronavirus fears continue in the US, regular citizens are beginning to worry about their favorite icons. Beloved actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were just diagnosed with the disease. 

Hanks, 63, is the first US entertainment industry celebrity to publicize his diagnosis. Elsewhere, people worried that Betty White could be affected. Her representative has soothed fears, however. 

Betty White at the premiere of "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" at Citywalk on February 19, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images


Betty White trends on Twitter

Earlier this week, White began trending on Twitter as more and more fans expressed concern about the hilarious actress. Gifs were shared and threats were made to God himself. 


The proposed method of protecting White, who was deemed a "wholesome angel" by one fan, seemed to be the use of bubble wrap. At least they have a plan. 


Her representative responds

Thankfully, fans were finally reassured on Thursday when an alleged representative for White spoke to about the state of the "Golden Girls" alum. 

"Betty is fine," the rep said. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief then. Of course, some of them might be concerned about other older stars who they don't want to lose. 


Call to protect Dolly Parton 

Singer Kacey Musgraves shared a call to protect fellow country singer and icon Dolly Parton as the coronavirus fears grew. Many of her fans agreed. Some of them once again suggested bubble wrap. 

Meanwhile, Parton is looking out for the Nashville tornado victims, empathizing with those who suffered in a clip shared last week. She seemed fine as well. 


White's rise to fame

One person told Musgraves that they were busy wrapping up White, who turned 98 back in January. White has been married three times throughout her career. Her last husband died in 1981. 

It was afterward that White joined the cast of "The Golden Girls" and became a household name before the show's end in 1992. Since then, she's given us movies, shows, and endless witty remarks. 

Allen Ludden and Betty White on 'Everybody promotes marriage,' on November 25, 1963. | Photo: Getty Images


Still delivering to fans

Most recently, White earned two Emmy nominations and won two SAG Awards for her prank show, "Off Their Rockers." She was also a regular on "Hot in Cleveland" at age 92. 

White is as dedicated to her craft and making others laugh as her fans seem to be to keeping her safe. We're happy to know she's doing well and hope she and everyone else remain in good health.