West Wing’s Richard Schiff in ER and ‘on oxygen’ after he was hospitalized two weeks following Covid-19 diagnosis
WEST Wing star Richard Schiff has been hospitalized two weeks after he announced he tested positive for Covid-19.
The 65-year-old actor revealed the news in a Twitter post on Monday, explaining that he’s on “oxygen, steroids and Remdesivir.”
Back on November 10, the actor shared that he tested positive for Covid-19.
He tweeted: “On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives.”
After adding that his wife Sheila Kelley, 59, also tested positive, the actor continued: “This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here.”
“I am in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids showing some improvement every day.
“Sheila is home and doing better but still fairly ill.
Richard concluded the update by sharing:”Love you all.”
The actor married Sheila in 1996.
The couple share son Gus, who they welcomed in 1994, and daughter Ruby, who was born in August 2000.
Richard is best known for portraying Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, which ran on NBC from 1999-2006.
He won the best supporting actor honor at the Emmy Awards in 2000 for the role.
The actor went on to appear in a recurring role on the HBO series Ballers, while he currently stars as Dr. Aaron Glassman on the ABC drama The Good Doctor.
Last week, Sheila updated her followers about contracting Covid-19 in an Instagram post.
Alongside a shot of the couple, she wrote: “Richard and I have some news. We have both tested positive for COVID-19.
“We‘re quarantined in our home in Vancouver, recovering. This virus is a slippery sucker. One minute you feel almost fine and the next you can’t catch your breath. Symptoms change radically daily even hourly.”
She continued: “For those of you who do not have this virus stay healthy keep practicing physical distancing.
“If you have Covid we’re in this together. Breath deeply. Breath slowly. Breath fully. We will get through this together.”
Sheila gave a following update in an Instagram post on Monday.
She explained in a text post that Richard was still in the hospital, though “he’s doing better” and “getting stronger.”
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Sheila continued: “My son and I are still riding this strange covid coaster of up and then down and all around.
“I have never experienced anything like this before in my life. One minute I’m feeling good and the next I’m struggling to breathe.”
After urging her followers to “listen to your body,” Sheila added: “My body is leading me through this and I am grateful to her.”
The post concluded: “Where did we catch it? I don’t know. Could have been the gym. Could’ve been take out. It’s impossible to know.
“Keep masking up. Washing hands. Stay away from the virus. It is a mother’f-er. We love you.”