“I felt extremely achy, uncomfortable, didn’t want to be touched, and then the fever started,” Wilson told Gayle King, adding that she suffered from “chills like I never had before.”
She described her temperature hitting 102 and feeling “tired.”
While she was sick, she was prescribed chloroquine, which she’s not sure contributed to her recovery.
“I can only tell you that I don’t know if the drug worked or if it was just time for the fever to break,” she said. “The fever did break, but the chloroquine had such extreme side effects. I was completely nauseous and I had vertigo and my muscles felt very weak. I think people have to be very considerate about that drug. We don’t really know if it is helpful in this case.”
She believes both she and Hanks are now immune, and both have donated blood to aid research for a vaccine.
Wilson is also helping the MusicCares Covid-19 Relief Fund by recording a remix of Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray.”