Jim Parsons reveals COVID-19 diagnosis with husband

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons shared the frightening incident he and his husband, Todd Spiewak, experienced after contracting COVID-19.

Earlier this year, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak reportedly fell ill after getting a novel coronavirus pandemic. Per the Big Bang Theory alum, they did not know they had it until they felt the worst symptom.

On Monday, late-night host Jimmy Fallon became the first one to hear the news from Parsons himself.

“Todd and I both had it early on. It was, like, middle of March,” Parsons said. “We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then it seemed less likely, and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste.”

He further recalled how the symptoms he and Spiewak had challenged whatever he already knew about the virus.

Per the 47-year-old actor, he never knew how his taste and smell could be gone entirely. He also saw the whole quarantine period as something brutal since they could not do anything but it.

Parsons still pigged out after getting COVID-19

In the same interview during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actor confessed that although he lost his taste, it did not stop him from eating everything.

Despite that, he still did not taste it. In the end, he jokingly said that what he did was waste calories.

Currently, both Parsons and Spiewak already recovered from the virus. They now live their lives to the fullest again since marrying each other in 2017.

How Parsons, Spiewak entertained themselves

Quarantining for an extended period can truly cause boredom. But the love birds found a way to let their time pass by bleaching his hair.

“About six weeks in, and we had been sick, I thought, ‘Screw it!'” he said. He changed his brown hair to golden blonde, which was indeed a whole new experience for him.

Since no one is still allowed to go out, his husband did it on his own. In addition, it took them six hours to complete the procedure.

Though they also ended up burning his scalp, Parsons said it was worth it since beauty is pain.

After embracing his new hair color, he told People Magazine that the quarantine period could cause changes to people.

“I wanted to shake things up for the husband, who only has one companion. Now he’s got sort of one-and-a-half companions,” Parsons went on. “You know, a little new thing to jazz it up.”

Featured image courtesy of Kristin Dos Santos/Wikimedia Commons

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