- Billie Eilish mentioned she thinks she would have died from COVID-19 if she was not vaccinated.
- “It was horrible. I nonetheless have unwanted side effects. I used to be sick for, like, two months nearly,” she mentioned.
- The singer additionally praised the vaccine for shielding her household and pals.
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Billie Eilish mentioned she had COVID-19 in August and believes she would have died had she not been absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the virus.
Speaking on Howard Stern’s show on Monday, the singer revealed she remains to be affected by unwanted side effects of COVID-19 and praised the worldwide vaccination program for serving to to guard her and her household from critical COVID-19 associated problems.
“It was horrible. I nonetheless have unwanted side effects. I used to be sick for, like, two months nearly. I need it to be clear that it’s due to the vaccine that I’m effective as a result of I feel if I weren’t vaccinated, I might have like died as a result of it was unhealthy,” Eilish mentioned in reference to her bout of COVID-19.
“The vaccine is fucking superb and it additionally saved Finneas [her brother and musical collaborator] from getting it; it saved my mother and father from getting it; it saved my pals from getting it.”
The 19-year-old singer later mentioned her signs additional, saying that “within the scheme of COVID,” her interval with the virus “was not unhealthy” because of being vaccinated; nevertheless, she mentioned she nonetheless felt the severity of the sickness.
“When you have got the flu, it feels such as you’re dying whenever you’re OK,” she mentioned.
Eilish — who lately picked up seven nominations on the 2022 Grammy awards, together with album of the yr for her second album, “Happier Than Ever,” and tune of the yr — has been a public advocate of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Earlier this yr, throughout an interview with Vanity Fair, the singer pleaded along with her followers to take the COVID-19 jab.
“Please get vaccinated. It’s not only for you, you egocentric bitch. It’s for everybody round you,” she mentioned.
Billie Eilish performs at 2021 Governors Ball in New York City.
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According to CDC information, new COVID-19 instances within the United States are as soon as once more on the rise. For the primary time since October, the 7-day rolling common has handed 100,000 new instances. As Insider’s Rebecca Cohen previously reported, the rise in instances comes because the Delta variant continues to unfold within the US, and because the new Omicron variant has reached the nation.
The first confirmed case of the brand new coronavirus variant on US soil was on December 1 in California.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that the US might expertise one other wave of COVID-19 as a result of new Omicron variant. During a recent television interview, Fauci as soon as once more urged all Americans to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, including that they need to go for booster photographs as properly.
“If we try this efficiently in a really intensive means, we are able to mitigate any enhance,” he mentioned.