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Dean McDermott feared he would need ventilator after COVID-19: 'My breathing was so compromised'


Dean McDermott reveals he feared he would need a ventilator after COVID-19 infection: ‘My breathing was so compromised’


Dean McDermott took to Instagram on Saturday to share his struggle with a Covid-19 infection.

Speaking to his 136,000 followers on the app he said, ‘My breathing was so compromised I thought I was going to be put on a ventilator.’

The 55-year-old actor noted that the first thing he plans to do once he recovers is hit the ice to play hockey.

Bad bout with coronavirus: Dean McDermott took to Instagram on Saturday to share his struggle with a Covid-19 infection

Bad bout with coronavirus: Dean McDermott took to Instagram on Saturday to share his struggle with a Covid-19 infection

Underneath a picture of him playing the high-intensity he sport he wrote, ‘This is the first place I’m going once I get over COVID!!’

He continued in his post, ‘I’ve got to be honest, this scared the s*** out of me.’

But the father-of-six noted that he’s slowly getting better. ‘Slowly turning the corner to recovery. Be safe out there. #staysafe #besafe,’ he added. 

Honest posts: McDermott's post followed his wife Tori Spelling's social media announcement one day earlier

Honest posts: McDermott’s post followed his wife Tori Spelling’s social media announcement one day earlier

McDermott’s post followed his wife Tori Spelling’s social media announcement one day earlier.

The mom-of-five, 48, also made an Instagram post detailing that ‘our entire family has COVID.’

The LA-born actress shared a selfie alongside four-year-old son Beau with a lengthy caption telling of the McDermott crew’s trials and tribulations fighting the disease. 

She began the caption to her 1.6million followers writing: ‘I share a lot on social media but this is one thing I didn’t want to share… 

‘But, at this point people are getting frustrated not getting responses personally and business wise from me and wondering why I’m MIA so I finally decided to share. Our entire family has COVID. Yes, every single member got it. We all have varying degrees of symptoms. I was last to be symptomatic.’ 

A lot to say: The Beverly Hills 90210 alum also took to the app's Stories feature on Saturday to add more to the covid discourse

A lot to say: The Beverly Hills 90210 alum also took to the app’s Stories feature on Saturday to add more to the covid discourse

The Beverly Hills: 90210 alum also took to the app’s Stories feature on Saturday to add more to the covid discourse. 

She spoke out against some people who think vaccinated people don’t get bad cases of the virus: ‘Others think the new strain if you are vaccinated isn’t so bad. They say “I’ve had friends who got mild symptoms and then it was gone” Well I wish that was us but it’s not.’ 

Spelling emphasized, ‘We are days in and it’s hell. Not getting better. Painful. So if someone tells you they have COVID keep checking on them.’ 

Thoughtful: Tori shared an image of get well cupcakes that had 'feel better!' written across them in red icing

Thoughtful: Tori shared an image of get well cupcakes that had ‘feel better!’ written across them in red icing

With the extent of the illness the entertainer said ‘you find out very fast who your true friends are.’

She then thanked ‘everyone who has reached out’ and said ‘I love you.’ 

Tori’s thoughts were typed out over a photo of one of her children tucked into bed with the family’s dog. 

Next she shared an image of get well cupcakes that had ‘feel better!’ written across them in red icing. 

She tagged the brand Petite ‘n Pretty and said, ‘Thank you so much!! We [heart] you so much.’ 

Just one week ago on New Year’s Day the comedian took to social media again to reveal he had pneumonia.

In a video recorded from bed he said, ‘I am sick as a dog with pneumonia but I’m not going to let that dampen my spirits.’

He managed a smile as he wished his fans a happy 2022. ‘Wishing everybody much much love and happiness and success in the new year,’ he said, adding, ‘Health, wealth and prosperity.’

'Sick as a dog': Just one week ago on New Year's Day the comedian took to social media again to reveal he had pneumonia

‘Sick as a dog’: Just one week ago on New Year’s Day the comedian took to social media again to reveal he had pneumonia

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