Lisa Lusardi Fights COVID-19
Former Emmerdale actress Linda Lusardi is fighting coronavirus symptoms. She was hospitalised along with husband Sam Kane, who has since been released.
Linda, who played Tom King’s ex-girlfriend Carrie Nicholls from 2007 to 2008, was admitted earlier this week after posting on Twitter that she was “extremely ill with Corona”, with her condition deteriorating quickly over the next few days.
Her husband and fellow actor Sam Kane, who was also admitted and since released, shared an update on his Facebook account to give an update on his wife’s condition.
He wrote: “Dear friends. Apologies for the lack of updates. I’m happy to say that Linda is doing really well. She’s getting stronger and stronger as the days go by. Still a long way from well but much closer to it than my last post. Her spirits are up and she’s back to bossing me about so that’s massive.
“Once again. Your messages, your prayers, your love and support have been so incredibly helpful through all of this. I’ve told Linda all about your messages and she says a huge thank you to you all. She absolutely knows it’s helped. So many thanks.
“Huge thank you to my spiritual healers out there too. June Field, TJ Higgs and George Christie for your incredible support and help through this. Your healing and your reassurance has been a lifeline for me. Thank you so much. The light is in sight my pals. I’m so happy to tell you this. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
“Lastly but most importantly. The incredible heroes at the NHS. God knows where we’d be without you right now. I’m certain that place would be devastating. Your courage. Your resolve. Your care. Four letters that are the place between life and death. ‘Care’. That’s what you give to all of us.
“Indiscriminately. Your care is, has been and continues to be nothing short of a miracle. Literally putting your own lives at risk every second you set foot over that threshold. There are no words to convey how grateful I am. I’m certain the nation echo this too. You saved both mine and my wife’s life. I can’t wait till this is over and I can see you all face to face. God bless you all. Thank you all again. From the bottom of my heart. Please #StaySafe out there. Much love. Sam xxx.”
Sam’s update comes after he revealed on Wednesday that Linda had been placed on oxygen and a drip as she continued to battle the deadly virus. The former glamour model was rushed to hospital with the virus last Friday, and recently admitted she was left in tears while being ‘at death’s door’ with COVID-19
“I want to thank you all for your good wishes,” she tweeted on Thursday (March 20).
“Sam and I have had COVID-19 symptoms and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time, that’s all we can do. But let me tell you we’ve never felt this ill, EVER.
“I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. So stay safe everyone and follow the advice of the experts – please take care of yourselves, loved ones and each other.”
I want to thank you all for your good wishes. Sam and I have had COVID-19 symptoms and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time, that’s all we can do. But let me tell you we’ve never felt this ill, EVER!”
Linda is not the only Emmerdale star to be affected by the virus. Actor John Bowe, who played Lawrence White in the ITV soap, also has suffered from the coronavirus he revealed on Twitter on Wednesday, 18 March.
He tweeted: “#coronavirus #selfisolation Most poorly I’ve been today. Will this headache never stop? Intermittent dry cough like clearing some froth. Very sore throat. Shortness of breath. Very tired. Chest feels like there’s smouldering fire.”
Thankfully, John has since recovered just through self-isolation.
We wish Linda, Sam, John and all those affected a speedy recovery.