Lupita Nyongo: Kenyan Hollywood Star Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lupita Nyongo: Kenyan Hollywood Star Tests Positive for COVID-19

  • Kenyan Hollywood star, Lupita Nyongo, took to social media to inform her fans that she had tested positive for COVID-19
  • The popular actress said she is taking care in isolation and hopeful she will overcome the deadly virus
  • Lupita also urged her numerous fans to protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19

Super talented actress Lupita Nyong'o has contracted COVID-19.

Lupita Nyongo tests positive for COVID-19.
Lupita Nyongo urges fans to stay safe after testing positive of COVID-19. Photo: Lupita Nyong'o.
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Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, January 4, the Hollywood star announced that she had tested positive for the contagion despite being fully being vaccinated.

"I too have tested positive for COVID-19. I'm fully vaccinated and taking care in isolation, so I trust I will be well," Lupita wrote.

Stay safe people

The Kenyan-born thespian encouraged her fans to do all they can to stay away from COVID-19.

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"Please do all you can to keep yourself and others protected from serious illness," she added.

Lupita's emotional tribute to Michael K. Williams

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Lupita emotionally remembered the late Michael K. Williams.

The actress shared an emotional tribute on her Facebook page, attaching a photo of the late actor clearly showing his famous scar.

ln her caption, Lupita narrated that she had met the late Michael during the 12 Years A Slave movie auditions, and they sat together at dinner.

The thespian said she was drawn to his kind eyes that were a contrast to the scar between them, and when she asked about the scar, he was kind enough to tell the story "like he had never told it before".

"I sat next to him at dinner that night and was drawn to his kind eyes that were a direct contrast to the menacing scar that sat between them. He was soft-spoken and warm. When I asked him about his scar - a question I quickly realized he must have gotten a million times, he gave me a smile and a light chuckle and said, "I have lived many lives, Lupita." And then he graciously told me the story, like he had never told it before," she wrote.


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