Stephen Amell has tested positive for coronavirus
The 39-year-old actor revealed that he had contracted COVID-19 while filming for his new show 'Heels'
31 October 2020
Speaking on Michael Rosenbaum's Inside of You podcast, the 'Arrow' star said: "I'm a retired superhero, but take one last thing for me. If I've had any anxiety, I know that we speak about this sometimes on the pod and, obviously you know, I had a panic attack on your podcast. Take it from a guy whose only sense of anxiety and panic has been the concept of contracting COVID."
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Stephen confessed that he never thought of the "lethal aspect" of the virus but was anxious he would be "letting hundreds of people down" by getting it.
He explained: "I didn't have anxiety about the fact that I would give it to other people, which again I possibly did, which is unsettling in and of itself.
"But you have to understand that because of this anxiety, I have actively, actively, actively tried to avoid contracting the virus. And guess what? I f****** got it anyway, so be smart. If you're being smart, stay smart. And if you're not, you're just dragging this s*** on longer for everybody else."
Stephen revealed that he feared that he had "destroyed" 'Heels' when he contracted coronavirus as production would need to be shut down.
He recalled: "[When I got the positive test] for me it became holy f***. I just destroyed this show because I'm No. 1 on the call sheet and I work every day more or less...
"I'm in my head going, 'S***, they're going to have to shut down the production. We're not yet done with the first block of episodes. Did I just ruin this?'"