SARA Bareilles revealed she suffered from coronavirus but has since fully recovered and told her fans she’s now “grateful for every easy breath.”
The 40-year-old singer took a “social distancing walk” on Thursday in New York City when she announced she was one of nearly 250,000 cases confirmed to have COVID-19 in the United States alone.
The Love Song lyricist wore a purple knitted beanie and black sunglasses during her outing in the sun:
“I’m really quiet right now and will probably continue to be quiet. Just sort of taking all of this in and having a lot of feelings as I do.
“I had it, just so you know. I’m fully recovered, just so you know.
“I am just thinking about all of the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love.
“I'm just being really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around,” she said before sending love to her 690,000 Instagram followers.
The Grammy winner did not say when she contracted the illness or when she began to feel better.
The broadway star was in the middle of a successful West End run in London for her award-winning show Waitress when production abruptly shut down last month due to the pandemic.
She wrote at the time: “It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to inform you that Gavin and I will be playing our final performance the evening of March 14.
“Given the recent international travel restrictions, we’ve made the very difficult decision, before any further measures are implemented, to return home. It was an agonizing choice.”
On March 23, Waitress co-star Gavin Creel, 43, said he was "pretty sure” he had the virus during The Rosie O'Donnell Show LIVE!
He told Rosie, 58, when he appeared on the show which raised money for members of the entertainment industry impacted by the pandemic:
“I haven’t been officially tested, but I was doing Waitress in London and a bunch of the cast has fallen sick from it.
“One of my cast-mates did test the same day I was starting to have symptoms, and she’s positive and we were together the whole time.”
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He opened up to the famous comedic actress about his symptoms: “I’ve been lucky enough to not have breathing difficulties and respiratory issues.
“I lost my sense of smell and taste. I haven’t gotten those back. I’m getting asparagus and it might as well be rubber. I don’t know, it’s the weirdest thing.”
So far in the United States, more than 245,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed with more than 6,000 being fatal, according to the CDC.
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