So many celebrities are catching the coronavirus. Many fans worry most about one celebrity in general–Betty White. At 98-years-old, if Betty White caught the coronavirus, she could be especially at risk.
Betty White’s fans are concerned about her health, considering people over the age of 60 and those with serious medical conditions are most at risk for coronavirus. Twitter users immediately began fretting over whether Betty White would be okay, and put their cellphones to work.
One user wrote, “Someone get Betty White into her own quarantine. We can’t lose her.”
Other fans were equally as vocal, writing, “Just found out Tom Hanks has the Coronavirus, SOMEONE GO GET BETTY WHITE!!!!”
Another wrote, “coronavirus so help me god if you do anything to Betty White we’re gonna have some problems.”
Thankfully, a representative for Betty White was quick to reassure everyone that she was okay, telling TODAY on Thursday that “Betty is fine.”
Stay safe, Betty!
Even celebrities and other public figures aren’t safe from the coronavirus spread, and some are getting downright terrified. Here are some of the most well-known people who have come down with the virus so far:
Tom Hanks revealed on social media that he and his wife were experiencing cold symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. He has since updated their status. They’re taking it “one-day-at-a-time,” and they urge people to follow the advice of experts.
The wife of Justin Trudeau tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, as reported by the New York Times. Grégoire and Trudeau are now under self-isolation after they spoke at an event in the United Kingdom.
“Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms from the virus, I will be back on my feet soon,” said Grégoire. “Being in quarantine at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through this and for those facing more serious health concerns.”
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, 27, also tested positive for coronavirus, which prompted the NBA to suspend their entire season. On Monday, before leaving a media session in Salt Lake City, Gobert ran around touching tape recorders and devices that reporters who were covering him were using.
“You know, there’s not much we can do right now,” he said in jest. However, he later felt guilty over his actions and issued a public apology.
“I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis… mostly fear, anxiety and embarrassment,” Gobert wrote. “The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected.”
Donovan Mitchell, another player for the Utah Jazz, also tested positive for coronavirus. He is 23 years old.