21 May – Salma Hayek recently revealed that she had a near fatal experience with COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic.
The actress, who has never opened up about battling the coronavirus before, revealed in an interview with Variety about her condition, saying that it was so bad that her doctor begged her to go to the hospital.
"I said, 'No, thank you. I'd rather die at home,'" said Hayek.
Unlike Tom Hanks who only experienced body aches and fatigue, Hayek revealed that she had to spend seven weeks isolated in a room of the house. At one point, said the actress, she was even put on oxygen.
"I still have not fully regain the energy I once had," she added.
Nonetheless, she did return to work to shoot Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci", saying that it was an easier job as it did not take her a lot of time.
"It was the perfect job to just get back into it. I had started doing Zooms at one point, but I could only do so many because I would get so tired," she added.
The actress is set to return to the big screen in "Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" - a sequel to 2017's "The Hitman's Bodyguard" starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.