Who are the famous people with coronavirus? A list of all the celebrities, politicians, athletes tied to COVID-19

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson among the first celebrities to report their positive tests

Pink performs during "The Truth About Love" tour opener in 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Kevin Mazur, 2013 WireImage/Getty)

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we’ve been hearing more and more well-known names tied to the disease -- from athletes to actors and everyone in between.

We thought we’d take a look at the famous people who have shared their positive diagnoses for COVID-19 and their experiences on social media or in the news.

Note: This is a growing list and we expect to add more as we learn more.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

The couple were in Australia when they tested positive.

Hanks and Wilson were the first high-profile stars to confirm their COVID-19 diagnoses.

It appears they’ve since recovered. Wilson recently sang the national anthem ahead of NASCAR’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series Race. She streamed the appearance from what appeared to be home in Los Angeles, Billboard reported.

Rand Paul

The Kentucky senator “was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”

Prince Charles

The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II was displaying relatively mild symptoms, as you’ll see in the video below.

The queen, at last check, remained in good health, a spokesperson said, according to this New York Times report.

Prince Albert II

Prince Albert II of Monaco tested positive for COVID-19, CNN said in March, but it’s since been reported that his isolation period is over and he was planning to reunite with his family.

Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom initially said he was experiencing mild symptoms, but “will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”

But on Monday, we learned Johnson was in the ICU at a hospital with more persistent symptoms.


The musician posted on Instagram just last week, saying she and her 3-year-old son were showing symptoms about two weeks ago before they tested positive.

Idris Elba

The actor and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, have coronavirus, according to social media along with published news articles. Dhouwre shared her diagnosis with Oprah Winfrey, CNN reported.

Debi Mazar

You probably remember Mazar from her roles in “Entourage” and “Goodfellas." She shared a lengthy Instagram post in late March about her experience with COVID-19.

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I have just tested positive for Covid-19.I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough.It cleared up quickly.Seasonal I thought?but it felt unusual/different... Two weeks later,March 15th,I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches,and 102.4 fever.I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona?😬 I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16.He said NO,I didn’t meet the criteria.I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country&I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive.I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store,the pharmacy,hair salon,etc.I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies&bleach wipes,dry goods.extra food etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely,my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC &forbidding movement outside the home without permission,like China and all of Europe? Prospect Park yesterday,i hear was jumpin’! A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits,which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17.First I was tested for the flu-which was negative.Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results,which would take 3-7 days(in S.Korea it takes two hours) Well..today is day 5 and I just found out.Im hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already.Its very “morphy”.One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal.Today my lungs are heavy,but I’m tough. I can breath,and I’m going to heal here,in my own home!My family is under quarantine for 14 days.They have no symptoms.I think we all had it possibly already?Who knows. Anyhow,stay home people!Protect yourselves&your loved ones.Build up your immune systems.Good Luck&God Bless us all! #alonetogether #physicaldistancing #stayhome

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Andy Cohen

The Bravo host and show creator has since recovered -- we loved the post about reuniting with his toddler son! -- but he shared his news March 20.

Sean Payton

The Saints head coach said he was “fortunate to not have any of the respiratory symptoms.”

James Dolan

The New York Knicks posted the news about Dolan on March 28, but said the executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company and the team owner was “experiencing little to no symptoms.”

Read the ESPN report.

Chris Cuomo

The CNN anchor, who’s also a brother of the current New York state governor, said he was going through “fever, chills and shortness of breath.”

Brooke Baldwin

Another CNN anchor, Baldwin, works with Cuomo and said she’d been following all the recommendations.

“(I’m) doing ALL the things we’re being told to do. Still -- it got me.”

Rudy Gobert

The Utah Jazz player came under fire after touching microphones and other items at a media event -- and then testing positive.

He has since apologized, which you can read below. “I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously,” he said in part.

Donovan Mitchell

A teammate of Gobert’s, Mitchell was said to be asymptomatic.

Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn Nets star is said to have recovered already. His news broke on March 17.

Marcus Smart

The Boston Celtics player posted, in part, “COVID-19 must be taken (with) the highest of seriousness.”

Jason Collins

The former NBA star said he believes he contracted the novel coronavirus while on a trip to New York City.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

The Chelsea Football Club player said despite the diagnosis, he was “feeling good.”

Colton Underwood

The former lead of “The Bachelor” kept his social media followers in the loop following his positive test for COVID-19.

Kristofer Hivju

Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on the HBO hit show “Game of Thrones,” posted, in part: “My (family) and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health - I only have mild symptoms of a cold.”

Harvey Weinstein

The film producer -- convicted in February of rape and other sex crimes -- has contracted the coronavirus in prison, according to two people familiar with the matter, according to this Times article.

Jackson Browne

Browne, a singer-songwriter, said his symptoms were mild and he didn’t require hospitalization. Read more from Rolling Stone.

Slim Thug

The Houston rapper shared a bit on Instagram on March 24.

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Just found out I got Corona virus

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Floyd Cardoz

Cardoz, the winner of season three of “Top Chef Masters” died March 25 after testing positive for coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

Joe Diffie

The country singer died March 29 at age 61 due to complications from COVID-19, Billboard reported.

Lee Fierro

The actress was 91.

Fierro played the grieving Mrs. Kintner in Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 horror “Jaws,” and died on Sunday from complications caused by COVID-19, People magazine said.

Alan Merrill

The rocker wrote and recorded the original version of the hit song “I Love Rock 'n' Roll,” and he died on Sunday in New York after being diagnosed with coronavirus, his daughter told CNN.

Adam Schlesinger

The co-frontman of band Fountains of Wayne, had been on a ventilator at a hospital after contracting COVID-19, his attorney told Variety.

Terrence McNally

The four-time Tony Award-winning playwright died March 24 of complications of the coronavirus, a spokesman said.