2nd UPDATE, Thursday, 3:15 PM: A day after he was taken off oxygen, The Good Doctor star Richard Schiff has been discharged from the hospital where he underwent treatment for COVID-19.
“I’m aware of how lucky I am. So many still struggling,” Schiff wrote on Twitter, thanking the nurses and doctors who cared for him at the hospital as well as everyone who sent him well-wishes over the past week.
Released from hospital. As we speak. @thesheilakelley picking me up. I’m so grateful for all the love and support. It’s overwhelmingly moving and touches me deeply. Thanks to fantastic nurses and docs. I’m aware of how lucky I am. So many still struggling.
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) November 19, 2020
UPDATE, Wednesday 3 PM: The Good Doctor star Richard Schiff, who was hospitalized last week and treated with Remdesivir, oxygen and steroids, posted an encouraging update on his COVID battle Wednesday afternoon.
“I was just taken off Oxygen!! Markers are down. Cautiously optimistic for release soon,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that his wife, actress Sheila Kelley, who along with their son has been recovering at home, is “also doing better.”
I was just taken off Oxygen!!
Markers are down. Cautiously optimistic for release soon. Perhaps all the prayers and thoughts need a big thank you. @thesheilakelley also doing better. Let’s keep sending positivity to everyone out there struggling. We got your back! https://t.co/bjDSlXMqSY
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) November 18, 2020
PREVIOUSLY, November 16 PM: Richard Schiff, star of ABC’s The Good Doctor, and his wife, actress Sheila Kelley, who recurs on the ABC medical drama, provided an update Monday about their ongoing COVID-19 fight. The two had tested positive November 3.
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Both revealed on social media that Schiff has been hospitalized. Schiff wrote on Twitter that he is being treated with Remdesivir, oxygen and steroids and “showing some improvement every day.” Kelley “is home and doing better but still fairly ill,” Schiff said.
It is unclear exactly when Schiff was hospitalized, but Kelley wrote on Instagram that “the last 72 hours have been tough” with Schiff in the hospital on oxygen and Remdesivir. “He is doing better. Getting stronger,” she said.
Kelley also revealed that their son is battling COVID too.
“I have never experienced anything like this before,” Kelley wrote. “One minute I’m feeling pretty good and the next I’m struggling to breathe.”
The Good Doctor remained in production in Vancouver following Schiff’s and Kelley’s COVID diagnosis. I hear shooting is continuing, with the filming schedule reshuffled to accommodate the duo’s temporary absence.
Both Schiff and Kelley thanked fans for their well wishes. Additionally, Kelley had a message for them. “Keep masking up. Washing hands. Stay away from the virus. It is a mother’f-er.”
On The Good Doctor, Schiff plays Dr. Aaron Glassman, the mentor and good friend to Shaun (Freddie Highmore). Kelley plays Glassman’s wife.
Thank you all for so much love and support. You’re making it so much easier for @thesheilakelley and me.
I am in the hospital on Remdesivir, O2 and steroids showing some improvement every day. Sheila is home and doing better but still fairly ill. Love you all. https://t.co/sWjOetsgUP
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) November 16, 2020
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