Heidi Klum reveals fever and cough, can't get a coronavirus test

Heidi Klum reveals she has a fever, chills and a cough but has NOT been able to get tested for coronavirus: ‘I’ve tried two different doctors’

  • Heidi, 46, fell ill on Tuesday just before filming started on America’s Got Talent
  • The model posted on Instagram stories on Friday to update everyone on her condition after being missing from auditions tapings
  • She is suffering from chills, a fever, a cough and runny nose but has not been able to get a test for COVID-19 
  • ‘I hope it’s just a cold, I would love to do the corona test but there just isn’t one here. I’ve tried with two different doctors and I just can’t get one.’ she said
  • On Thursday, the top U.S. official on infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci, told Congress that people cannot get tests for the coronavirus easily and the U.S. testing system is not meeting the country’s needs 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

Heidi Klum is concerned she has coronavirus after falling sick on the set of America’s Got Talent – but has not been able to get a test amid widespread shortages of kits in the US.

The 46-year-old TV host, who is based in New York City but has been in Pasadena, California to film the talent competition, revealed she really wants to take the test and has tried ‘two different doctors’ with no success.

Heidi posted a selfie video on Instagram while she lay in bed on Friday, her voice sounding croaky, to explain to her followers why she was not filming America’s Got Talent. 

Concerned: Heidi Klum, announced on Instagram on Friday that she is sick with a fever, chills and cough but has not been able to get a coronavirus test. She fell sick on Tuesday on the set of America’s Got Talent in Pasadena

The model said it ‘started with a chill, feeling feverish, cough, runny nose…’ before adding, ‘Um I’m just not feeling good so that’s why I’ve stayed home to not infect any other people.

‘I hope it’s just a cold, I would love to do the corona test but there just isn’t one here. I’ve tried with two different doctors and I just can’t get one.’ the former Project Runway host added. 

‘Stay safe everyone, stay home if you don’t feel good,’ she ended her message. 

The German-born star fell ill on Tuesday just before going on stage with co-hosts Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel to film auditions for America’s Got Talent at the Pasadena Civic auditorium near Los Angeles.

‘Um I’m just not feeling good so that’s why I’ve stayed home to not infect any other people.

‘I hope it’s just a cold, I would love to do the corona test but there just isn’t one here. I’ve tried with two different doctors and I just can’t get one.’ Heidi revealed

The judges apologized to the audience by saying that the model had come down with a case of food poisoning.

Initially, taping for AGT continued with a studio audience but it was reported on Thursday that they have suspended tapings with audiences ‘until further notice’.

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet on Friday with major laboratory company executives to discuss efforts to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, two sources briefed on the matter said, as the outbreak in the country widened. 

The German-born model is pictured on Tuesday just before she fell ill on the set of America’s Got Talent, just minutes before going on stage

Filming just started: Heidi joins Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell are co-hosting the new season of America’s Got Talent

The pace of U.S. testing for the highly contagious virus that is sweeping the world has been heavily criticized. Trump said on Friday that testing in the United States will soon happen on a large scale, but did not provide any details. 

On Thursday, the top U.S. official on infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci, told Congress that people cannot get tests for the coronavirus easily and the U.S. testing system is not meeting the country’s needs.

The United States has tested a much smaller percentage of people than other major countries with significant outbreaks of coronavirus, which can cause the sometimes fatal COVID-19 respiratory illness.

Failing: The US doesn’t appear to be testing for COVID-19 as much as other countries

Initially, taping for AGT continued with a studio audience but it was reported on Thursday that they have suspended tapings with audiences ‘until further notice’

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