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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    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'


    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."

    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?'"

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