Aussie actor Hugh Sheridan has revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip to the US.
While the Packed To The Rafters actors says that he has no symptoms at this stage, he is going through a lot of emotions.
“I’ve been feeling all the varied emotions about my positive Covid test,” Sheridan wrote in an Instagram post.
“I haven’t felt like talking to anyone much yet.”
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If u missed the rather iconic moment Sunday when I was insta live “playing DJ” to entertain other quarantine peeps when cops came to my door mid set 👍🏽… I thought It best to fill the rest of u in. I’ve been quiet for the last few days cause I’ve been feeling all the varied emotions about my positive Covid test. I haven’t felt like talking to anyone much yet. I had a negative result when I arrived, I now know all my friends including who took me to LAX airport are all negative so it’s been confusing for me, it’s scary, frustrating & lonely. I always preach that it’s OK to not feel okay & to let people know how you feel. So by writing my honest feelings I’m trying to help release stigma around guys talking about feeling blue. I realise that there are SO MANY people in far worse situations than me right now, it’s the main reason I haven’t wanted to talk publicly about my own situation. I currently have no symptoms & haven’t had this whole time, I am SO LUCKY & I keep reminding myself to count each blessing 1 by 1. To everyone: this virus is seriously clever. Knowing now, that no one I saw back home overseas has it means I got it in a very short space of time (in transit or a surface) while I had minimal human contact. I want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the quarantine staff for being so kind during this time, even if it’s just over the phone, u me help a lot! The RPA Virtual Hospital have also been amazingly informative & positive (emotionally). Thank u to to all the health workers out there working day & night for patients much worse off that me. I wanted to be honest with u because we all have good days & not so good days & without days like my last few the good ones wouldn’t feel as good! To everyone that received a positive Covid test, I now know how that feels, I wish we could all be together so we could offer each other a shoulder or even better a HUG! If I’m not on social media as much it’s not necessarily cause I’m down, it’s cause it can make me feel a lil worse for the moment. So I’m tuning out & taking time to focus on editing my script “The Dance”, appropriately it deals with how to get through! This too shall pass. I AM OK! 👌🏼 #somuchlove
The South Aussie goes on to say that he’s not sure where he picked up the virus, after his friends in the US all returned negative tests.
“I had a negative result when I arrived, I now know all my friends including who took me to LAX airport are all negative so it’s been confusing for me, it’s scary,” Sheridan continues.
Sheridan also used the post as an opportunity to de-stigmatise men talking about their feelings.
“I always preach that it’s OK to not feel okay & to let people know how you feel. So by writing my honest feelings I’m trying to help release stigma around guys talking about feeling blue.”
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