‘Southern Charm’: Thomas Ravenel Reveals He Had COVID-19

Thomas Ravenel from Southern Charm shared he had COVID-19 and was told by his doctor, “You will live if you don’t die.”

Thomas Ravenel, Chelsea Meissner
Thomas Ravenel, Chelsea Meissner |Jeff Gentner/Bravo

Ravenel tweeted, “So earlier this year when I had COVID-19, I decided to listen to the advice of experts and ask a doctor what my prognosis was and this expert honestly replied, ‘you will live….if you don’t die.'”

Fans on Twitter reminded him the novel virus still has many unknown aspects and he was lucky. “I think that’s the scary part of it all Thomas, you just dont know,” one person remarked. “I know the survival rate is high but I’ve also known otherwise healthy people that have been on ventilators and some that have died. It’s why its important to trust Fauci and experts and not politicians.”

Thomas Ravenel agreed the virus is still too new

While he seemed to miss the point that the virus can strike down young and healthy people, he agreed it is still too new to draw solid conclusions. “Even if they obviously don’t have a clue,” he wrote. “This is something new and as the experts collect more data points they’ll have much better information.”

Ravenel didn’t indicate when he was sick. He and fiancé Heather Mascoe welcomed a baby four months ago. He also reportedly filmed for Southern Charm with Kathryn Dennis.

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Apparently, Kathryn Dennis moved into his guest house earlier in the year. “I just let them film a little segment with the kids as a favor to Kathryn,” Ravenel told Us Weekly. “I wasn’t paid. At the time, she was staying at my house in the guest room because her house was being painted and was unsafe for her and the kids.”

Someone on the show gets the virus

Previews show Shep Rose talking to Danni Baird from inside his home. He tells Baird that “she” tested positive, but the series has yet to reveal who from the cast had the virus. Rumors that other cast members also had COVID-19 were floated on the Internet but not confirmed.

Whitney Sudler-Smith took the threat of COVID-19 extremely seriously from the minute the country went into lockdown. When Austen Kroll and Craig Conover wanted to drop by for a visit, he forced them to remain at the end of his driveway. He served them alcohol by leaving the glass on the ground and then walking away.

“You! You should be quarantined in Wuhan, China province,” Sudler-Smith said pointing to Kroll. “Austen if he goes to the fish market in Wuhan, the bats will flee and panic. He’s a walking petri dish. It’s true, I’m not lying.” 

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Kroll and Conover were seen having dinner with Dennis and Madison LeCroy. They caught considerable heat and Kroll shared he even received death threats for dining out during quarantine.

“St. Paddy’s has a different vibe this year,” Kroll shared on Instagram.
“Rest assured we heard many of your outcries AND death threats, which we for some reason normalize/internalize, and are practicing social distancing.
@wsudlersmith was gracious enough to provide us with the Bourbon, which we had to pick up once he placed it down on the ground away from us. SIDE NOTE: The price of the bourbon he supplied increased with every story he told #20feet.”