The Walking dead actor Michael Rooker who played Merle Dixon has successfully battled COVID-19 and shared details of his diagnosis and subsequent recovery on social media. He explained why he had been “in this crazy awesome Airspace”. The post began with, “great news has surfaced on this day” as he spoke about his “epic battle” and how his “body/immune system has won the WAR.” as he went on to share the picture of his negative coronavirus test. Take a look at his posts on Facebook and Instagram:
He shares his experience with his fans as he says, “ain’t a whole heck of a lot one can do externally” as the virus enters the body, because the fight is on cellular level. He went on to explain his decision of not taking vitamins or supplements as he felt that, “if my immune system was not already prepared for this battle loading up with all this extra stuff would only do me damage as kidneys and liver would have been gravely stressed.”
In the post, he also detailed how he felt on his path to recovery. He says, “I was either feeling like crap, or pretty dang good, semi human in fact.” “I could feel and see the results of those daily battles, by how I felt and looked the next day,” he added. He finally emerged victorious, even if the disease “put up a good fight;” in just a matter of “1, 2, punch to the head, 2 body shots and a left hook right upper-cut combination. End of story…..”
When fans of Michael Rooker discovered that he had contacted the COVID-19 virus, many came forward to offer their best wishes. They expressed their relief on the news of him being well again from the deadly disease that has been fatal to a lot of other people.
He, later on, shares a photo of a broken Hendriks Martini cocktail glass saying it was the “last straw” of him being stuck in self-isolation and he is fed up with all the fun that he has been missing out on.
“Noooooooooooooooo! After all this time stuck inside…dealing with this crazy COVID Not ABLE TO HANG with family and friends… this is the last straw! I’m done&done. No more of this fancy fragile crap! from now on it’s a good old beer stein for me…………and YES! Dar is no reason why you can’t drink a delicious Hendricks martini out of a stein!!!” said the caption.
The 65-year-old actor, Michael Rooker has also played Yondu Udonta in both Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). He is also known for his role in Days of Thunder(1990) and Cliffhanger(1993).
The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 has claimed many lives worldwide. It is one of the seven types of coronavirus which can trigger a respiratory tract infection(sinuses, nose, throat, and lungs). The first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 has been released in public today.
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