Mel Gibson Was Hospitalized After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Mel Gibson Was Hospitalized After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

The actor was reportedly hospitalized after he tested positive for the virus, just weeks after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson did back in March.

Source: Imdb/Dragged Across Concrete

Mel Gibson, who tested positive for the Coronavirus, spent a week in the hospital. According to PEOPLE, Gibson, 64, contracted the virus back in April and has made a complete recovery since then. Speaking to the outlet, a representative to the star said: "He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital. He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies." The Braveheart actor was treated at a Los Angeles hospital once he showed symptoms of the virus.



According to reports, Gibson was spotted at a grocery store in California with girlfriend Rosalind Ross in March, just weeks before he came down with the virus. The news of Gibson's hospitalization comes a month after the actor fought against allegations of antisemitism and homophobia levied at him by Winona Ryder. Although Gibson didn't respond to the issue, a representative denied the allegation and instead, blamed Ryder for lying. She was lying "about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and lying about it now," a Guardian report said. Ryder, however, didn't take her allegations back but chose to wish the actor/director well on his lifelong journey.



Gibson is currently living with his partner Ross, whom he began dating in 2014. The couple had their first children together in 2017, named Lars Gerard, who happens to be the veteran actor's ninth child and Ross' first one. Gibson—well-known for directing movies like The Passion Of The Christ and Apocalypto and featuring in movies such as Lethal Weapon and Mad Max—has had a sparse filmography in recent years, portraying roles such as Mark Wahlberg’s father in 2017 sequel Daddy’s Home 2, and winning critical acclaim for his part in police brutality thriller Dragged Across Concrete in 2018. The actor is one of the many Hollywood actors to test positive for the virus, with legend Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson testing positive as early as March 11. The couple has since recovered from the virus.



The Hanks had even kept fans updated about their condition. In an Instagram post, Hanks wrote: “Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”


Some of the other high profile actors to test positive for the virus include Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko, and Marianne Faithfull, and have successfully recovered since then. In California, where Gibson resides, cases have been on a steady rise, recording almost 432,000 cases at the time of this report—just a few thousand cases behind New York's tally—and has recorded over 8,000 deaths so far. The United States, as a whole, has recorded over 4.1 million cases and over 147,000 deaths thus far.

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