Weeks after his wife Ali Wentworth revealed her diagnosis, George Stephanopoulos announces he too has contracted COVID-19.
Monday, the “Good Morning America” co-anchor discussed his illness with colleagues Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts.
Despite testing positive over the weekend, the host of “This Week” says he is not experiencing symptoms.
“I’m one of those cases that are basically asymptomatic,” he explained. “I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath.”
“I’m feeling great,” the 59-year-old added.
When Roberts asked how his wife is doing, the journalist responded, “She is doing much, much better… She is going on her fifth day now with no fever, which really is a great sign. Slowly getting out of bed a little bit more each day. So we’re really happy about that.”
Given his wife’s diagnosis, Stephanopoulos said his is “no surprise.”
.@GStephanopoulos says he's tested positive for COVID-19: "I'm one of those cases that are basically asymptomatic. I've never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath. I'm feeling great." https://t.co/Qi2CeQPinh pic.twitter.com/n3IM8p09kC— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 13, 2020
Earlier this month on Instagram, Wentworth announced her sickness with a pic taken from bed.
“I have tested positive for the Corona Virus. I’ve never been sicker. High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest,” she wrote on April 1. “I’m quarantined from my family. This is pure misery. #stayhome.”
On Monday, she posted images of various things that have helped her through her health battle. Among them are Tylenol, chicken noodle soup, and of course, her husband George!
She also posted a video, set to the tune of Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor,” of her coming out of a 16-day quarantine to her loving family.
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Came out of 16 days of isolation. I am grateful for my health. It was a brutal and scary time. But I am one of the lucky ones. And as I continue to recover I am struck by what has become the dehumanization of this plague. People are dying. People are suffering. People are hungry. People are scared. We have to shed all ideological, religious, social, economic barriers and grabbed each other’s hands and move forward united. As people. We can isolate to help others, particularly the incredible health workers and all the courageous and selfless people on the frontlines, but that does not mean we should isolate our hearts. (I know my daughters are screaming that this is so cringeworthy) Grateful to be back to everything except laundry and dishes...