Neil Patrick Harris revealed to the TODAY show that he and his entire family had COVID-19 on Tuesday.
“We feel great [now],” said Harris, “It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April. We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn’t want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up. It was not pleasant but we got through it and have antibodies and are feeling good. We wanna make sure everyone’s doing their best to slow this down in every way possible for sure.”
"I thought I had the flu… but then I lost my sense of taste and smell which was a big indicator," says @ActuallyNPH who tells us about what it was like having COVID-19 earlier this year. pic.twitter.com/tKcyz2MYnR
— 3rd Hour of TODAY (@3rdHourTODAY) September 15, 2020
Harris’ new children’s book The Magic Misfits was released Tuesday. NPH wrote on Instagram, “My kids are SO excited about my new book! Aren’t you? It comes out on Tuesday, link in bio. Please read it! #themagicmisfits”
“My real goal with the book was to make it as much of a diversion and a kind of escape as possible, while still maintaining a sense of values and of character and moral codes,” Harris, 47, told USA TODAY.
“Harris, along with husband David Burtka, 45, and 9-year-old twins Harper and Gideon, have spent this unusual summer at their farmhouse on Long Island, New York, save for Harris leaving to film The Matrix 4 with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in Berlin last month and again next week. Traveling is ‘cautious, but fine,’ he says, noting that Warner Bros. is testing those on set for the novel coronavirus ‘a lot’ and folks in Germany are being respectful and ‘stepping in line for mask-wearing’ even as new cases have significantly dropped in the country since its peak in April.”