Pregnant ‘Frozen’ Stage Star Believes She Has Coronavirus
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Patti Murin, who originated the role of Princess Anna in the stage adaptation of “Frozen,” believes she has contracted the coronavirus while pregnant.

Thursday on Instagram, the actress — who is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with husband and fellow actor Colin Donnell — said she started feeling “tired and achy” as she experienced symptoms such as a fever and cough.

“Even Disney princesses can get sick,” the “Chicago Med” alum wrote alongside a picture of her dog Milo. “I started feeling very tired and achy with a fever and a cough that makes it feel like my head is splitting open from the inside out…”

After describing her symptoms to numerous medical experts, including her OB-GYN, Murin says they are all “pretty certain” she has COVID-19.

Though she says she is ineligible for a test, Murin wouldn’t get one regardless, as she does not want to risk infecting others around her.

“I can’t get tested unless I start having trouble breathing, so I’m going to count my lucky stars that I seem to be leaning towards the mild end of the scale,” she said. “And sure, while it would be nice to know if I’m positive or not, I’m not willing to walk into a waiting room and possibly get other people sick just for my own selfish informational purposes.”

In regard to her pregnancy, Murin contends she and her baby are “fine,” as she claims “this virus can’t cross the placenta, so my uterus is literally the safest place for little peanut right now.”

“I’m eating and drinking all the water in the world, and she’s kicking me almost hourly now, so I know she’s growing stronger by the day,” she added.

As for her recovery plan, Murin is getting lots of sleep, drinking tons of fluids, taking Tylenol if in pain, and spending time — from a distance — with her husband, who also played a doctor on “Chicago Med.”

“Colin is taking excellent care of me. His TV doctor experience combined with his huge heart and love for me make for the best partner I could ask for, for this moment and for forever,” she remarked. “And he’s feeling fine and staying an appropriate distance away!”

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Even Disney princesses can get sick 🤷🏼‍♀️ I started feeling very tired and achy with a fever and a cough that makes it feel like my head is splitting open from the inside out, and after talking to my incredible OBGYN, my GP, and a very kind doctor at Mt. Sinai over video conference, they are pretty certain it’s COVID-19. I can’t get tested unless I start having trouble breathing, so I’m going to count my lucky stars that I seem to be leaning towards the mild end of the scale. And sure, while it would be nice to know if I’m positive or not, I’m not willing to walk into a waiting room and possibly get other people sick just for my own selfish informational purposes. Recovery plan for me is the same either way: sleep, tons of fluids, and Tylenol. I AM FINE, I SWEAR, AND SO IS THE BABY! This virus can’t cross the placenta, so my uterus is literally the safest place for little peanut right now. I’m eating and drinking all the water in the world, and she’s kicking me almost hourly now, so I know she’s growing stronger by the day. Laughing makes me cough, which sucks, but smiling makes me happy, and my friends and family are helping me do just that and staying in contact as much as they can. Colin is taking excellent care of me. His TV doctor experience combined with his huge heart and love for me make for the best partner I could ask for, for this moment and for forever. And he’s feeling fine and staying an appropriate distance away! Also, Petey and Milo haven’t left my side, so I’m surrounded with love and healing energy on all sides. I’m so lucky. There are so many others who are not. Please keep turning your attention to them, and to the essential workers and the insanely brave and strong medical personnel, and to the people who are stocking your grocery shelves and delivering your food. The world is crazy right now, but this is not forever. Remember that. Love to all!

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Murin, who announced her pregnancy in February, is due at the end of July.

Sending well wishes your way, Patti!

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