“Days of Our Lives” star Judi Evans has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
After a horseback riding accident in California on May 16 — which resulted in several broken ribs, fractured leg injuries, a broken collarbone and vertebrae in her lower back — Evans, 55, has been in the hospital for weeks, her publicist Howie Simon told USA TODAY.
The soap opera star requested that doctors test her for COVID-19 after being in close contact with other positive patients while at the hospital.
“She contracted COVID-19 while at the local hospital she was at,” Simon said in a statement. “They did not have her wear masks while being near COVID patients when awaiting x rays and other tests.”
Evans is experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms like fever, body aches and a cough, but almost had her legs amputated due to ”COVID blood clots.”
The soap opera star is currently still in the hospital as her oxygen levels and blood clots need to be monitored before she’s able to go home, her rep confirmed.
Evans is the latest celebrity to fall ill to the novel coronavirus.
Broadway star Nick Cordero has been battling the virus since late March and had his right leg amputated due to complications.
His wife, Amanda Kloots, has been keeping her husband’s fans updated with his progress.
In April, Kloots took to social media and explained that blood thinners doctors were using to help with clotting in Cordero’s leg were causing issues with his blood pressure and internal bleeding in his intestines.
“We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated,” she said.
Last week, Kloots shared that Cordero has undergone stem cell treatment with the goal of healing his lungs.
“We have started stem cell treatment for Nick, and that just finished,” she said. ”We decided on this a couple of days ago, and the hospital got it movin’.”
She added that this treatment could be “really great” for Cordero, even though “there are absolutely no guarantees.”
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