“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling could have used a healing spell.
The British writer has revealed a two-week battle, now over, with a probable case of coronavirus, she said.
“For last 2 weeks I’ve had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven’t been tested),” she tweeted Monday. “I’m fully recovered.”
Rowling also posted video of breathing exercises recommended by her husband, who is a doctor, that she said “helped me a lot.”
All this not long after “Lord Voldemort” — really a fan site in Portugal that Rowling responds to in jest — tweeted at the author to “stay safe” during the pandemic, as Business Insider reported last week. She responded, “Thanks Voldy,” with a heart emoji.
With her current revelation, Rowling joins a growing list of celebrity coronavirus cases that includes Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba and Pink, among others.
Also during the past two weeks, she has launched a site aimed at magically zapping boredom for kids in quarantine, called Harry Potter at Home, reported Huffington Post. Rife with quizzes, articles, videos and puzzles, it promises to “cast a Banishing Charm on boredom.”
She also announced that “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” the first book in her famed series, will be downloadable for free all over the world as an e-book and audiobook throughout this month, Reuters reported. It’s another facet of her assist for parents, carers and teachers entertaining cooped-up kids.
Those efforts have been interspersed with exhortations to support Britain’s National Health Service by staying at home.
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