Actor John Benjamin Hickey Reveals 'Brutal' Battle With Coronavirus

The Tony-winning Broadway star remembers his 'brutal' battle with the Covid-19 after testing positive for the virus as the global is fighting the pandemic.

AceShowbiz - John Benjamin Hickey endured a "brutal" battle with Covid-19 after contracting the virus before Broadway's shutdown.

The 56-year-old Tony-winning actor is currently directing the Broadway revival of the play "Plaza Suite, starring his friends, former "Sex and the City" co-star Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick.

John started feeling sick on March 13 - the day after Broadway performances were suspended - and he tested positive for coronavirus, but has thankfully made a full recovery.

"The day after they closed Broadway down, I was feeling funny, went to my doctor, got tested, got my positive results back and spent two weeks really brutally sick," he said on's "Live at Five" show. "I clearly came through it and am two-and-a-half weeks now symptom-free and feel great."

He continued, "Giving everything we're hearing and understand about it now, I consider myself profoundly lucky. I only ever got really sick. I never needed to be at an emergency room or at a hospital."

"I had a doctor monitoring me the whole time. I was very lucky. I came out okay and feel like myself again," the star finished.

John's best friend Andy Cohen also tested positive for coronavirus, as did Matthew's sister Janet. Both have since recovered from the virus.

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