Balthazar Getty tested positive for coronavirus in the first week of March, he revealed Friday, but thankfully no one in his family got sick.
The 45-year-old actor told People that he came up with COVID-19 after returning from a visit to Milan, Italy, where he attended a fashion event in late February.
“I didn’t have to be hospitalized,” said the Brothers & Sisters actor. “I was incredibly lucky in that regard, but I suffered quite a bit.”
Not an easy year: Balthazar Getty tested positive for coronavirus in the first week of March, he revealed on Friday. Seen with wife Rosetta in LA in January
Before falling ill: The DJ was on display in Milan at the end of February before testing positive for COVID-19 in early March
He added that he felt he had “ a little bit more luck in terms of my symptoms, ” which included cold sweats, body aches and fever reaching 101.5 degrees, but not a bad cough.
Getty added: ‘I didn’t have a terrible time.’
‘I got better pretty quickly, but I definitely felt listless and low on energy for a while. And I kind of had a ringing in my ears and then some of those things you hear, ”he said. “But generally I am in good health.”
But there was fear: “My wife and my kids were really scared,” said the DJ. He has wife Rosetta and their children Cassius, 20, Grace, 18, Violet, June 17, 13.
Not having those extreme conditions made me feel a little more optimistic, but still very scared. And there was so much, and so much is still unknown, “Getty said.
His crew: There was fear: “My wife and my kids were really scared,” said the DJ. He has wife Rosetta and their children Cassius, 20, Grace, 18, Violet, June 17, 13
He was in bed for less than a week. The star was tested every few days until it eventually tested negative, he shared, and continues to test positive for antibodies today.
Getty – who released his LP Balt VS Beats in September – also had to spend two weeks in quarantine from his family.
It took its toll on his mind.
Without his wife: Getty – who released his lp Balt VS Beats in September – also had to quarantine his family for two weeks. It took its toll on his mind. Seen in 2017
“I found myself getting quite depressed,” he admitted. ‘I mean, if you’re alone but in a bedroom for two weeks and you’re not feeling well, you get into your head easily, so I definitely had to try things be it reading or drawing or even working on some music on my laptop. It was just trying to get out of my head. ‘
Quarantine himself was not that difficult for Balthazar, as he has a large house with a guest bedroom. But not everyone is so lucky.
“I think that’s one of the big problems and a reality,” he shared.
‘Many families just don’t have that space. And people share rooms and smaller spaces, which makes it much more dangerous. It’s still where people get COVID the most, which is in their homes. ‘
His hit show: The Star, second from right, with Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Rhys, Emily VanCamp and Dave Annable in Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Now he urges people to wear masks.
‘It asks so little. I wish it hadn’t been politicized, ”he said. If the worst thing you have to do to help this thing out is a mask when you go out, I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
‘It’s not about you. It’s about other people, ”he added. ‘And I think it is a way of showing solidarity and togetherness. I hate it sometimes too. And sometimes I get frustrated with it. I understand that, but it is the right choice. ‘