While some celebrities have been quite open about their battles with the coronavirus, actress Salma Hayek only recently opened up. She revealed that she nearly died from the infection.
In a recent Zoom interview for Variety, Salma Hayek, 54, confessed that she was one of the people who battled COVID-19. Her battle with the virus early last year was near-fatal.
The “Eternals” star was speaking to the publication from her London home. She shares the place with her husband François-Henri Pinault, and they’re there with their daughter, Valentina, 13.
Salma Hayek at the premiere of Sony's "Sausage Party" at Regency Village Theatre on August 9, 2016, in Westwood, California | Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Addressing her struggle with the coronavirus when the pandemic just hit, Hayek shared how bad it got for her before it got better. Speaking about her battle for the first time, she said:
“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad.”
The actress was content with dying and refused to go to a hospital, telling her doctor she’d rather die at her home. Things were awful for the “Frida” star as she had to stay for 7 weeks in isolation.
Hayek had to separate herself from her family by isolating herself in a room in their home. Her battle took a turn when she had to be put on oxygen, and even though she’s better now, she hasn’t fully recovered.
She revealed that she still hasn’t regained the energy and strength she once possessed. However, life has gone on for Pinault’s wife as in April 2021; she went back to work by shooting “House of Gucci.”
On December 14, 2020, Sharon Osbourne, 68, revealed she’d gotten a positive diagnosis.
She managed her work because it didn’t take much time to do, and it was easy for her. Hayek noted how the filming of the new project was the perfect job for her to get right back into her work.
She had actually started doing Zoom appearances at some point but could only do a few because she got tired quickly. On April 22, 2021, she was seen in full costume while shooting “House of Gucci” on Rome, Italy’s streets.
The actress flaunted her fiery red hair color to play the role of the eccentric clairvoyant, Pina Auriemma. The star has come a long way since being told she wouldn’t make it in Hollywood as a Mexican actress.
Hayek did, however, encounter some snags while making a name for herself as an actress. She struggled with the sex scenes in “Desperado” and was so anxious about the 1995 scene with Antonio Banderas that she cried!
Speaking of COVID-19, on December 14, 2020, Sharon Osbourne, 68, revealed she’d gotten a positive diagnosis. “The Talk” co-host said she’d been hospitalized and had to recuperate away from her husband, Ozzy.