Fox Star Gillian Turner revealed on Monday afternoon that she was infected by the novel coronavirus last month, shocking fans that had no idea of her diagnosis for weeks.
Turner told “Outnumbered” on Monday that despite taking every precaution against contracting COVID-19, she still fell ill — albeit with a mild case — some weeks ago.
“I have some first-person perspective to offer here: I myself had COVID,” Turner told her fellow Fox colleagues. “I am fully recovered and it was a blessedly mild case but my doctors were not ever effectively able to figure out how I contracted it.”
“I wore masks all the time. I stayed away from other people indoors and somehow managed to contract it anyway,” she continued. “My husband at the same time who I obviously live with stayed negative the entire time. There are still mysteries about how the virus spreads. There are still a lot of details that we don’t know now, we’re not going to know for a long time.”
The White House’s outbreak of COVID-19 within the last week has reignited hysteria surrounding COVID-19 after several weeks of relative calm.
Now, as President Trump and the First Lady battle the virus, national attention has turned from the election coming up in just weeks back to the virus that has dominated the conversation since March.
Turner’s bombshell revelation was prompted by fellow Fox star Pete Hegseth’s confession that he was tested for COVID-19 after attending the ceremony nominating judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in September that is thought to be the origin of the high-profile Capitol Hill outbreak.
“I have been tested, I tested negative,” Hegseth explained. “There are people that were there that didn’t get it but I was talking about the president and his situation.”