General Hospital star Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) hasn't been as active on social media lately, and she has finally revealed why: she has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The actress shared the news in her Instagram Stories just before New Year's Eve, revealing, "Three days ago I tested positive for COVID after thinking I had bronchitis. I was really sick the first day, day and a half, and now every time I sleep, when I wake up, I feel a little bit better."
Storms shared more information about her diagnosis during a subsequent virtual chat with her real-life best friend, Emme Rylan (ex-Lulu Spencer).
"I was gonna go over to Emme's house the other night for dinner and I was starting to not feel very good," Storms explained. "And then the next morning I woke up feeling just terrible. I thought I had bronchitis. I went to urgent care and they tested me for COVID and I tested positive."
She continued, "Cue a swift decline in how I felt... Like, 12 hours later, I was talking to Emme, just telling her I thought I was gonna die."
Storms confirmed that she is vaccinated, adding, "I still got it. I'm not sure where I got it from. I moved the day before Christmas Eve... that was fun... I was pretty exhausted after that, too, so, I feel like my immune system was already compromised, just from not having enough sleep and doing too much, being physically done."
Fortunately, the actress said she is definitely feeling much better now. "Honestly, the first day was really bad, and then every single day, when I sleep, I wake up and feel better than when I went to bed," she reported. "So, I feel good today."
Storms' swift recovery is especially great news, considering she has already had her fair share of medical issues in the past year, having had to undergo brain surgery last spring.
Check out Storms and Rylan's full chat below, and let us know how you feel about Storms' COVID diagnosis in our Comments section at the end of the article.
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