‘Pitch Perfect’ Star Anna Camp Reveals How She Got Coronavirus From One Mistake

Anna Camp is the latest celebrity to come forward that she contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19). Previously Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, D.L. Hughley and Olga Kurylenko were among celebrities who spoke to their fans about having the virus. Now the star of the a capella Pitch Perfect trilogy is sharing her story.

Pitch Perfect star Anna Camp
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Camp posted about her experience with COVID-19 on Instagram on July 21. She described her symptoms and the mistake she feels she made that let her vulnerable to contagions.

‘Pitch Perfect’ star Anna Camp is recovering from coronavirus

Camp posted a picture of herself in her car wearing a pink mask with pandas on it. She began her post confirming her test results and precautions she’s taken. Even though she’s since tested COVID-19 negative, she’s still feeling symptoms.

“Hi friends… I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19,” Camp wrote. “I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms.”

Just one mistake can lead to contracting coronavirus

Many cities and states went into a self-isolation lockdown in March and Camp followed the rules. As restrictions began to ease in June, Camp made a mistake she feels negatively impacted her health. 

“I wore a mask,” Camp wrote. “I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask in public. One. Time. And I ended up getting it. I believe it may have been because of that one time.”

Anna Camp describes her coronavirus symptoms

Camp has 1.1 million followers on Instagram, so she is using her platform to tell them how serious COVID-19 is. The Pitch Perfect star hopes her fans take the virus seriously and learn from her mistake.

“People are saying it’s like having the flu, but I’ve had the flu, and this is absolutely not that,” Camp wrote. “The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful.”

Anna Camp
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Camp went on to detail the symptoms she faced, and those that remained after testing negative.

“Completely losing my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will return is extremely disorienting,” Camp wrote. “I’m only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now. Other persistent symptoms are (a month later) dizziness, extreme fatigue, impacted sinuses, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and fever.”

Anna Camp will be okay, but she wants everyone to stay safe too

Camp acknowledged that her outcome was positive. She’ll deal with lingering symptoms, but she survived COVID-19 .

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Hi friends… I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms. I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask in public. One. Time. And I ended up getting it. I believe it may have been because of that one time. People are saying it’s like having the flu, but I’ve had the flu, and this is absolutely not that. The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful. Completely losing my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will return is extremely disorienting. I’m only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now. Other persistent symptoms are (a month later) dizziness, extreme fatigue, impacted sinuses, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and fever. I’m lucky. Because I didn’t die. But people are. Please wear ur mask. It can happen any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives. Thank you to everyone who reached out to check on me during this scary time. Please be safe out there. Let’s all do our part and wear a mask. I don’t want any of you to go through what I did. Even though it’s a little thing, it can have a huge impact, and it’s so incredibly easy to do❤️

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I’m lucky. Because I didn’t die. But people are. Please wear ur mask. It can happen any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives. Thank you to everyone who reached out to check on me during this scary time. Please be safe out there. Let’s all do our part and wear a mask. I don’t want any of you to go through what I did. Even though it’s a little thing, it can have a huge impact, and it’s so incredibly easy to do❤️

Anna Camp, Instagram post 7/21/2020