Vanessa Williams was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March after returning from London, on Friday she talked to Dr Oz about how she dealt with the illness.
The former “Ugly Betty” star fell ill after starring in the West End show in March, just before stage productions shut down, and she admits she was prepared for the worst when a cast member became sick.
“When we closed down City of Angels in London, one of our castmates got sick that Sunday previous. We knew that it was starting to circle through us as a cast,” she tells TV medic Dr. Oz.
After returning to Los Angeles, she started experiencing symptoms of the deadly illness: “I had the aches, I had gastro issues and severe headache. I had the dry cough,” she adds, “but luckily I distanced myself from everybody, quarantined for 14 days. Nobody saw me and I made it through on the other end.”
“City of Angels” began previews at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End on March 5 and closed down on March 17.
So happy to hear Vanessa has recovered and is healthy. You can still catch her, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and more in Hulu’s Bad Hair.