These 22 Celebrities Lost Their Sense Of Taste And Smell Because Of COVID
From Doja Cat not being able to taste bacon to Bryan Cranston's lasting for months.
lists "new loss of taste or smell" as a potential symptom of COVID-19. Most people regain these senses after a few weeks, but some still haven't. Here's a list of celebrities who experienced this very peculiar symptom of COVID and what it was like for them.
Neil Patrick Harris
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What it was like for him: He told , "It happened very early, like late March, early April. We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn't want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up." Today
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What it was like for him: He had a mild to medium case, but said it stuck around for a month to six weeks. He also lost his sense of taste and smell.
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What it was like for him: Jack said at a press conference in July, "I had a little sore throat for about four, five days, a cough that lasted about three weeks. Barbara had absolutely nothing. I'm actually still left with no taste. I can't smell or taste very much."
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What it was like for him: He lost 15 pounds. He said in a Zoom call, "During the virus, I lost a lot of weight. Everybody’s symptoms are not the same, but for me, I lost my taste and smell, and I really couldn’t eat. When you can’t taste or smell food, you kind of lose your appetite. I lost about 15 pounds."
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What it was like for him: He told Rosie O'Donnell, "I’m getting asparagus and it might as well be rubber. I don’t know, it’s the weirdest thing.”
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What it was like for him: He told Stephen Colbert, "It started as a very strange syndrome where I kept breaking into a terrible sweat, like a poncho of sweat. It was embarrassing. Then my eyeballs felt about three sizes too big and I felt like this enormous man, like Harvey Weinstein, was sitting on my chest. Then I was walking down the street and was like I couldn't smell a damn thing."
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What it was like for him: He told Jimmy Kimmel, "It wasn’t particularly acute, I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days, and had a little bit of fatigue."
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What it was like for him: He said on the Inside Of You podcast (via EW), "For two nights, I was up every couple of hours vacillating between freezing cold and boiling hot." He also lost his appetite and, as a result of that, lost 15 pounds.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
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What it was like for him: He told Will Smith on Snapchat, "I had a temperature that reached 103. I had the chills. I lost sense of smell. I lost sense of taste."
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What it was like for her: She said on Instagram, “My poor chef was the victim of me telling her that the chicken that she made me tasted like nothing. I still didn’t realize it ’till the next day when my breakfast tasted like nothing and then my soap I couldn't smell." BuzzFeed Daily
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