Neil Patrick Harris reveals he and his household had coronavirus earlier this 12 months


Neil Patrick Harris and his household are “feeling good” months after they examined optimistic for COVID-19 early within the pandemic.

The former “How I Met Your Mother” star shared on the third hour of TODAY Tuesday that he and his husband, David Burtka, together with their 9-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper, all weathered the sickness about six months in the past.

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“We feel great,” Harris stated. “It happened very early (in the pandemic), like late March, early April. We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn’t want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up.”

The lack of the sense of style and odor is a standard symptom of COVID-19, with most individuals recovering from it inside weeks after enduring the sickness whereas others have had the difficulty linger for much longer.

“There are people who were infected at the beginning of the pandemic, and they still haven’t regained their sense of smell,” Dr. Sandeep Robert Datta, a Harvard neuroscientist, informed TODAY final month.

Harris, 47, and his household seem to have made a full restoration.

“It was not pleasant, but we got through it and have antibodies and are feeling good,” he stated. “We want to make sure everyone’s doing their best to slow this down every way possible, for sure.”

Harris additionally weighed in on the most recent iteration of the position that first introduced him to fame within the early 1990s as baby physician “Doogie Howser, M.D.” A reboot is within the works from Disney+ through which the character is now a multiracial 16-year-old lady named Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, the corporate introduced final week.

“I’m just following all of the news that’s being released like everyone else is, so I was excited to hear about it,” Harris stated. “I don’t know other than what’s been reported, but I do know that it’s to be on Disney+, which is a super great channel. Anything that can promote Imagineers and Disney theme parks I’m all about, because I love that stuff.”

The reboot is being helmed by Kourtney Kang, who was a author and government producer on “How I Met Your Mother,” which Harris stated means it is “in good hands.”

“I love the Hawaiian vibe, it’s a great idea, so it has all the aspects of making it a success, and I wish them nothing but the best,” he stated.

While Harris just isn’t a part of the Doogie Howser mission, he’s concerned with “The Matrix 4,” the newest installment of the blockbuster sci-fi film sequence, which is presently filming in Berlin.

Harris additionally celebrated the discharge of the fourth guide in his kids’s sequence referred to as “The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit” on Tuesday.

“I wanted to write books that my kids would like, but I also wanted to write books that other types of kids would like, so for me, I wanted diversity of families of all kinds to be a part of the book, but not the part of the book,” he stated.

“Diversity in families is important,” he continued. “Everyone in the books have different families, whether it be their actual families or adopted families or their friends who are their family. I think right now in a divisive world it’s nice to have things that kids especially can relate to, and read, and regardless of their circumstances, feel like they have an in.”