“The doctor begged me to go to the hospital”: Salma Hayek revealed that she almost died from COVID-19

Salma Hayek revealed that a year ago she almost died from COVID-19 (REUTERS / Eric Gaillard)
Salma Hayek revealed that a year ago she almost died from COVID-19 (REUTERS / Eric Gaillard)

The Mexican star Salma Hayek He confessed that his contagion of COVID-19 it was so severe that he even thought he would die at home.

In an interview with the media Variety, the Veracruz actress shared for the first time how was her experience battling against him SARS-CoV-2. He related that he came to think of his own death because of how complicated his case was and how compromised his health was.

Said she was isolated for seven weeks in a room in her home in the UK, which she shares with her husband and daughter. It was connected for all that time to a oxygen tank and he could only wait for the best to happen.

“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because I was very sick. I said ‘no thanks, I prefer to die at home ‘Revealed Hayek.

Salma Hayek said it was a difficult process (EFE / EPA / OMER MESSINGER / Archive)
Salma Hayek said it was a difficult process (EFE / EPA / OMER MESSINGER / Archive)

After those difficult weeks, he returned to work last April with the recordings of House of gucci, from Ridley scott, where he will have a special role with Lady Gaga Y Adam Driver.

Until now, Salma assured that she has not fully recovered, Well, he still has not recovered his energy, but his participation in Scott’s film has been perfect for his condition. “It was easy. It was the perfect job to do it again. Had started to do Zooms (video calls) at one point, but I could only make a few because I was very tired, “he confessed.

Hayek plays a clairvoyant, Pina Auriemma, tasked with convincing Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) to orchestrate the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver).

The actress did not specify the months in which she was infected, but even last November she shared with her followers on social networks a small clip where she gave an account of the various COVID tests she underwent.

Salma Hayek taking the test for COVID-19 several times

“I’m done”, Salma wrote to accompany the images where she was seen undergoing the swab tests, that is, those where a swab has to be inserted through the nostril into the throat.

His publication soon surpassed 400 thousand reproductions and comments were unleashed from his followers, some of whom wondered why he would have undergone such a large amount of tests.

Several months before, in March 2020, when the pandemic was just beginning, Salma shared a reflection through networks about what it had meant for her to spend a few weeks in prison.

“I know most of us are trying our best to stay in and distance ourselves, but at least we’re in this together. and thinking of the most vulnerable people, “he wrote in a post on Instagram.

Salma Hayek is among the main casting of "Eternals" by Marvel (Photo: Screenshot / Variety)
Salma Hayek is among the main casting of Marvel’s “Eternals” (Photo: Screenshot / Variety)

Salma Hayek also spoke in the interview about her participation in Eternals, movie of Marvel. She said she was surprised to be chosen to star in a superhero movie, coming to think that they were joking with her or that “she was going to be someone’s mother.”

He assured that it is difficult for a Mexican to play a hero, but it is even more difficult to be mexican and woman. Realizing that “it was a dream come true”, she wanted to share with her followers the new project for which she had been chosen, but she could not make it known, as she was one of the first selected.

The woman from Veracruz also said that she has a very personal and “ambitious” project in her hands: she plans directing a movie based on a script you wrote when i was 38. He said that this is the perfect time to be able to carry it out, as even last year it would have been impossible to do so.


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