Jim Parsons Shares His Experience Battling COVID-19 with His Husband, Todd Spiewak

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 05, 2020
05:45 P.M.
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Earlier in the week, actor Jim Parsons appeared remotely on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where he confessed that he and his husband had battled the novel coronavirus disease.


Jim Parsons, from “The Big Bang Theory,” admitted to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that he’d contracted the novel coronavirus disease. The actor revealed that he and his husband, Todd Spiewak, 43, battled the virus in mid-March 2020.

The truth came out when Fallon asked Parsons how his “Big Bang Theory” character might handle the current pandemic. The star used to act the role of the nerdy Sheldon Cooper on the long-running series.

Jim Parsons at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images



Parsons shocked fans when he announced that he was leaving the series. The show's producers opted to cancel the show because they couldn't see it going forward without the main character.

Speaking to Fallon, the actor confidently revealed that his character was built for such situations. The Emmy Award-winning star joked that the pandemic was what Cooper was waiting for.



Parsons, 47, recalled an episode where his character created a Sheldon robot which was a video screen on a remote-controlled “wheelie thing.” During the episode, Cooper would send out the robot to do his bidding while he sat in his room.

The actor recalled how Cooper had demanded that no one should touch or sneeze on him. In conclusion, the star figured his character would’ve been just fine.



Speaking about his and his husband’s battle with COVID-19, Parsons confessed that they initially didn’t know what it was. The couple, who initially met in 2002 on a blind date, thought they were just suffering from ordinary colds.

However, it eventually felt unlikely that it was a common cold and they ended up losing their sense of taste and smell. The star revealed how during quarantine he had nothing to do but eat.



Parsons confessed how bad the eating was stating: “Oh my God, that was brutal.” The actor shared how he’d eaten everything even though he couldn’t taste the food and called it a waste of calories.

The couple has since recovered from COVID-19. Besides battling the virus, Spiewak and Parsons also had some fun during quarantine as they bleached the actor’s hair.



Spiewak took six hours to dye his husband’s brown hair to blonde while they were sick. Parsons confessed that he got burned during the process but didn’t mind much because one had to suffer for beauty.

“The Big Bang Theory” came to an end after season 12 aired. However, those who still wish to see Cooper can watch a younger version of him on “Young Sheldon.”


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