‘Danger!’ host Mayim Bialik tests positive for COVID-19: ‘I feel a lot of fear’

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Mayim Bialik has tested positive for COVID-19.

The “Jeopardy!” The host took to Instagram on Monday where she revealed her diagnosis. The actress said she contracted the virus after being vaccinated and boosted.

“Hey everyone, I don’t know if this is clickbait or not, but I have COVID,” the former ‘Big Bang Theory’ star said in a video posted to her account. The 46-year-old highlighted an Instagram Live she did on her ‘Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown’ podcast account where she digs deeper into her symptoms.

“I have COVID, and it’s no joke here,” Bialik said in the clip. “It’s very exhausting, exhaustion is very special. I had mononucleosis when I was in college and exhaustion hits like that where you can’t be awake, you can try to be awake but all of a sudden you need to sleep.”

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Mayim Bialik announced on social media that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
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“I hope it passes quickly,” she shared. “I try to believe my body knows what to do. I have asthma, I have a thyroid problem, which means it’s an immunocompromised situation.”

The star said a friend suggested she try heating lemon juice with ginger and turmeric to help ease her symptoms.

“One of the annoying things about COVID is everyone has the things you’re supposed to do,” Bialik said. “I have zinc and magnesium and immune stuff, D3, this crazy vitamin C that tastes really bad but that means it’s good for you.”

“You know what else works weird? Graham crackers and dark chocolate!” she joked. “I don’t know, that’s what I wanted.”

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Mayim Bialik explained some of her symptoms, including "exhaustion."
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Mayim Bialik explained some of her symptoms, including “exhaustion”.
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Bialik was quick to point out that she was “not trying to shed any light on any aspect of this at all.”

“I know there are people who don’t have resources or care,” she said. “It’s something I’ve been following since COVID started. I was thinking of all people with young children, especially single parents, because of this level of exhaustion, I can’t imagine needing s caring for young children right now. I know so many people in this world are in this situation, and it’s really devastating for me.”

The former ‘Blossom’ star reflected on getting COVID for the first time.

“I feel a whole lot of regret taking my mask off in the world, like even outside,” she said. “I feel a lot of fear. Why did I go out? Why did I think everything was fine?”

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Mayim Bialik co-hosts “Jeopardy!” alongside champion Ken Jennings.
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“Please be careful,” Bialik urged his supporters. “I hope everyone stays safe. I’m going to drink this and then go to sleep.”

After her recovery, Bialik will return as co-host of “Jeopardy!” alongside series champion Ken Jennings in turn, People magazine reported. The Hollywood Reporter shared that the series has already finished taping its final season.

In September 2021, Bialik and Jennings, 48, were announced as interim hosts after Sony’s efforts to replace the late Alex Trebek fell through. Mike Richards, who had been the show’s executive producer, got the host job, then lost it – and shortly after, his producer role – when his questionable old comments on the podcast resurfaced. .

Jennings, the record holder for the longest “Jeopardy!” winning streak, is a consulting producer on the show. Bialik was previously cast as the host for “Jeopardy!” primetime and spin-off series, including a new college championship.

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Alex Trebek (left), seen here with Ken Jennings, died in 2020 aged 80 from cancer.

Alex Trebek (left), seen here with Ken Jennings, died in 2020 aged 80 from cancer.
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“Danger!” used a series of guest hosts, including Richards, for shows filmed after Trebek’s death. The beloved host passed away in November 2020 from cancer at the age of 80.

New episodes are scheduled until July 29, 2022.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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