Chloe Lanier is speaking out after falling ill over the weekend. The General Hospital actress revealed that she has symptoms of coronavirus that began last Saturday.
General Hospital has suspended production until April 10, but that was only called after filming last week. Now, Chloe Lanier is detailing her experience with the symptoms and what she has had to endure.
What happened to Chloe Lanier?
The General Hospital star posted on her Instagram story yesterday. She revealed that she believes she may be infected by coronavirus but doesn’t know for sure.
Her uncertainty isn’t for lack of trying to find out, though.
Her message read, in part, “The doctor said I ‘probably have’ but because of my age and overall health otherwise, I should continue to self isolate. I’m saddened because there are countless people who are being turned away from getting tests that could be infecting others who are more vulnerable.”
She was denied a test because of her age and the ability to fight off the virus.
Chloe Lanier revealed she had already been in quarantine since last Saturday (March 14) and didn’t even end up in the emergency room until Wednesday night (March 18).
Unfortunately, she was likely in contact with plenty of people before isolation.
Chloe Lanier on General Hospital
In Port Charles, Chloe Lanier plays Nelle Benson.
She has been on General Hospital for years, terrorizing the Corinthos family. There was a brief hiatus, and currently, Lanier is on recurring status to finish up the Wiley storyline.
Michael (Chad Duell) is currently working on ways to keep Nelle away from their son.
The baby swap was finally revealed, and despite the plan to trade the dead baby or the Corinthos baby being all hers, Brad (Parry Shen) is taking the fall.
There is still plenty to work on.
General Hospital is continuing to air daily even though production is shutdown. When they closed things up, there were at least a few weeks of shows taped in advance.
Plus, the show was still airing behind from being preempted due to the impeachment proceedings.
At this point, it is unclear when General Hospital will resume production. They are suspended until April 10 currently, but it could be longer if things don’t calm down.
General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.