‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling Recovers From Coronavirus


J.K. Rowling, the esteemed author of the Harry Potter book series suffered from all the symptoms of the novel coronavirus in the last two weeks. Now, the famous author assured millions of her fans that she has since recovered from the respiratory illness after heeding to the advice of a U.K. doctor.

Rowling shared a video on Twitter to reveal that she had COVID-19 and she’s fully recovered. The author said, however, that she was not tested for the virus.

The technique she’s endorsing involves taking many deep breaths while coughing and lying down on the front for a “good amount of air into the lung.”

“Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me. Stay safe, everyone.”

While battling coronavirus, Rowling launched Harry Potter At Home to help children and parents do activities during the lockdown.  The website is a virtual hub for wizard fans, which includes articles, puzzles, videos, quizzes and all things Potter.

Rowling’s latest Harry Potter projects have been shut down because of the pandemic. The third installment for Fantastic Beasts with Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne was supposed to start filming last month but production has been closed to keep the crew members safe. The plays for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London and New York have also been temporarily closed as the number of cases rises.