We didn’t hear about it at the time, but Mel Gibson evidently spent a week in the hospital with COVID-19.
A representative for the 64-year-old actor and director revealed as much this week, saying he was hospitalized with the coronavirus in April, according to Deadline and The New York Times.
“He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital,” Gibson’s representative told the Daily Telegraph Australia, per Deadline. “He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies.”
Gibson is among a number of major Hollywood stars who has tested positive for COVID-19 amid the coronavirus pandemic; Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, and more previously recovered from cases. Gibson has not spoken publicly about his reported experience with the coronavirus.