Richard Schiff, Sheila Kelley Shares Health Update Amid COVID-19 Battle
Richard Schiff and his wife Sheila Kelley, who worked on The Good Doctor, tested positive since Nov. 3. Recently, both the ABC medical drama actors shared their health updates on social media amid their ongoing battle.
It seems the coronavirus has taken a toll on Schiff's health more than Kelley's as he was admitted to the hospital and treated with Remdesivir. The 65-year-old actor took Twitter to reveal that he has been kept on steroids and oxygen while he has been showing improvement on a daily basis.
Although he noted that the 59-year-old actress is doing good but still has not completely recovered, both the actors were tested positive on the election day and since then, there has been no update about their health scare. Moreover, they didn't disclose when Schiff was rushed to the hospital.
The actress took her Instagram to reveal that the last 72 hours has been challenging for Schiff while she informed fans that her husband is doing better than before. The couple shares two children together, son Gus Schiff and daughter Ruby Christine Schiff while they are married since 1996.
Kelley revealed that her son has also contracted the coronavirus. She wrote on social media how she is also struggling to breathe, and this virus feels like something she has never experienced before. The Dancing at the Blue Iguana star explained that she feels good for a minute, and soon the next minute becomes challenging.
However, the filming of The Good Doctor continued in Vancouver after the couple was diagnosed with COVID-19. The writers are trying their best to cover up both the actors' absence and reschedule their filming.
Both the actors took their respective social media to thank their fans for showing support during difficult times and sending well wishes. Kelley took one step further than thanking the fans and asked them to keep washing their hands frequently, put their masks on, and keep a distance from this deadly virus.
On the show, Kelley portrays Debbie Wexler's character, who is Dr. Aaron Glassman's wife, and Schiff plays the mentor of Freddie Highmore, who portrays Shaun. Kelley had urged everyone to observe their own body and avoid what others are saying.
"Because in the wee hours of the morning when all the experts are sleeping, you might feel a tightness across your chest. And you suck every ounce of air into your lungs that you can muster,” she explained.