Former ‘The View’ Co-Host and Fox News Star Jedediah Bila Fighting Coronavirus
Jedediah Bila, former The View co-host, announced on social media that she was fighting the coronavirus. The Fox & Friends weekend personality had been absent from social media, which had her fans worried as she’s usually very active. Bila also noted that her husband had the diseases and have been social distancing during this gruesome battle.
Jedediah Bila updates fans on health
Bila took to Instagram to give all of her followers an update on her health status. The TV personality shared a photo where she appeared make-up free, with wet hair, and holding a piece of orange.
“I know I’ve been a little MIA. I’m actually at home recovering from COVID-19,” she wrote. “I’m very much on the mend, so please don’t worry. My husband is also recovering well at home and Hartley luckily did not get sick. Thank you, God, I am forever grateful.”
“This is a crazy time in the world, full of so much anxiety and fear,” she added. “I’ve learned so much this past week and done so much thinking. Know that I’m sending love, peace, and good energy from my family to yours. I’ll be sharing more in [the] coming weeks. Thank you for your messages. I love and miss you all.”
Her former ABC talk show co-host, Sunny Hostin, was one of many celebrity friends that reacted to the news.
“Jed, feel better my friend. Sending love and light,” the former prosecutor wrote.
‘The View’ goes into quarantine
Bila’s former co-hosts from The View went into self-isolation and they are all hosting from their respective homes. Joy Behar was the first to take time off the show after the coronavirus pandemic.
The 77-year-old co-host made the announcement in a pre-taped episode of The View on March 12.
“I’m in a higher risk group because of my age, but I’m perfectly healthy,” Behar said. “I don’t look my age, but I’m actually up there. The number makes me dizzy.”
After taking a whole week off, Behar returned to the show via video call from her home.
“Here’s the thing. This type of restfulness is exhausting for me,” she said. “I’m more lethargic than normal. I have not been able to maintain six feet distance from my refrigerator, I can emerge from this debacle morbidly obese, it’s possible.”
Behar gave an update on her daily activities at home adding the humor that always characterizes her.
“My activities included giving a bubble bath to Bernie, my dog, and eggplant — you’re supposed to bubble bath your vegetables too,” she continued. “There was a Zoom session last night with people that I normally have great conversations with. I had a glass a wine and I totally fell asleep. I mean, I can’t even get myself aroused to get out of the house and clean up, which I have been forcing myself to do.”
Meghan McCain also decided to stay home after she confirmed she was pregnant. Her doctor advised to not have any contact with people for fear of getting exposed to the virus.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT.