Hugh Grant reveals “embarrassing” COVID-19 symptoms

By Marriska Fernandes on November 11, 2020 | 4 Comments

Hugh Grant on the HBO show The UndoingHugh Grant revealed that he and his wife Anna Eberstein had coronavirus earlier in the year, and he shared some of the “embarrassing” details.

On Tuesday, Grant virtually appeared on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He explained that he took the antibodies test last month and it came back positive. “We have antibodies, I’m rather proud of them. I got it in [around] February, I had an antibody test only a month ago and I still have those antibodies, so I know that’s what it was.

“It started as just a very strange syndrome where I kept breaking into a terrible sweat. It was like a poncho of sweat, embarrassing really. My eyeballs felt about three sizes too big. This feeling though as some enormous man was sitting on my chest, sort of Harvey Weinstein or someone.”

The 60-year-old actor continued: “I thought I don’t know what this is. Then I was walking down the street one day and thought I can’t smell a damn thing. Then you start to panic, by then people had been starting to talk about this as a symptom.”

He then explained how he tried sniff flowers and still couldn’t smell anything. “I started sniffing flowers, nothing… you get more and more desperate, I started sniffing in garbage cans. You want to sniff strangers’ armpits because you just can’t smell anything.”

Keeping his sense of humor through the conversation, the Notting Hill actor added: “I went home and sprayed my wife’s Chanel N°5 directly into my face, couldn’t smell a thing… I did go blind.”

Grant, who stars in the new HBO miniseries The Undoing alongside Nicole Kidman, is among the many celebs who have revealed that they contracted COVID-19. Click here to see all the celebs who have been affected by COVID-19. ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Sarah • November 11, 2020 @ 6:19 PM

    Hah – he’s a funny guy!

  2. Eleanor • November 12, 2020 @ 4:13 PM

    I know I don’t have Covid yet, as I can still smell and taste. I remember watching Kelly Lee on tv and she said, everybody who gets covid loses their smell and taste.
    Hope I don’t get it, but , it’s a really long winter ahead.

  3. Adam • November 12, 2020 @ 10:09 PM

    I just read that 55 people attended a wedding in Maine. One guest had the coronavirus. Over the next 38 days, the virus spread to 176 people, seven of whom died, but none of the people who died were at the wedding. Now that’s scary.

  4. Chris • November 19, 2020 @ 10:05 PM

    This guy was caught pants down with a prostitute but he’s embarrassed by COVID symptoms???

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