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See 'The Good Doctor' Star Richard Schiff's Important Update on His Battle with COVID-19

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 20, 2020
04:00 A.M.
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Richard Schiff initially revealed on November 11, 2020, that he’d contracted the novel coronavirus disease. This week he gave his fans two updates on the state of his health.


Richard Schiff, 65, from “The Good Doctor” is currently battling an infection with the novel coronavirus disease. His wife, “L.A. Law” actress Sheila Kelley, 59, also contracted the disease as well.

In his initial announcement, Schiff vowed that he and his wife would find a way to get healthy again. The actor also shared that they were rooting for everyone else who was battling the same diagnosis.

Richard Schiff at the For Your Consideration Event for Starz's "Counterpart" and "Howards End" on May 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Araya Diaz/WireImage/Getty Images


On Monday, he took to Twitter to share another health update. He started off his post by sharing his gratitude with his fans for their support and love as he struggles with his diagnosis.

Schiff confessed how much easier his fans were making the diagnosis for him and his wife. He confessed that he was now in a hospital and was put on oxygen, Remdesivir, and steroids.


Giving his fans some hope, the actor revealed that he was showing a little bit of improvement daily. He explained that Kelley was at their Vancouver, Canada home doing much better than him but still quite ill.

For her part, Sheila Kelley has kept her fans updated on her health via Instagram posts.

“The West Wing” star concluded his post by sharing his love with his fans. On Wednesday, he took to the same social media platform to reveal how much better he was doing since the beginning of the week.


Retweeting his earlier update, Schiff noted how he’d just been taken off oxygen. He shared how his markers were down and that he was hopeful that he would be released from the hospital soon, writing:

“Cautiously optimistic for release soon.”


The actor noted how the thoughts and prayers that have been going out to him were definitely working and thanked his fans again. He also shared that his wife was also doing much better.

The star continued his post asking his followers to keep sending positivity to people who were struggling. For her part, Kelley has kept her fans updated on her health via Instagram posts.


She and her husband are parents to a son Gus (who also contracted the disease) and a daughter Ruby. After Schiff's initial announcement of their COVID-19 diagnosis, Kelley had revealed that they were self-quarantining at home together.

She also gave their fans an idea of their struggles with the virus. Before Schiff tied the knot with her, he was allegedly previously married to his first wife Sheryl Noethe, and they never had any children together.


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