Betty White releases a statement after trending on Twitter amid the coronavirus pandemic

Fans were alarmed after seeing the actress’ name trending alongside COVID-19

Betty White releases a statement after trending on Twitter amid the coronavirus pandemic 1

Don’t worry Betty White fans, the Golden Girls star is doing well amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Concerns over the actress’ health trended on Twitter on Wednesday night after news broke that Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for COVID-19. Since older adults have a higher risk of contracting the disease than kids and adolescents, fans took to Twitter to express their concerns about White’s welfare, especially that the Emmy-winning actress had just turned 98 last January.

Concerns over White’s welfare had obviously reached the actress herself, and to alleviate the worry of fans, she issued a statement through her representative on Thursday, saying that she’s doing just “fine.”

Of course, White isn’t the only senior celebrity who has gotten some well-wishes from fans. People on social media have also expressed concerns about the well-being of Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Patrick Stewart, Cicely Tyson, Helen Mirren, James Earl Jones, and, Morgan Freeman, just to name a few.

In addition to older adults, people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are also at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hanks, 63, has Type 2 diabetes. But based on his most recent Instagram post, it looks like he and his wife, also 63, are doing okay while in isolation in Australia.

“We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness,” the Oscar-winning actor captioned a photo of him and Rita. “We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball.”


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Sources:, Today
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