'A strange anniversary': Emma Samms suffering from long COVID for 1 year
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2021
'Doctors' actress Emma Samms has been suffering from long COVID for a whole year, and she recognised the 12-month period by pointing out it is a "strange anniversary to be sure"
Emma Samms has recognised a "strange anniversary" after suffering from long COVID for a whole year.
The 'Doctors' actress has been experiencing coronavirus symptoms, such as "extreme fatigue" and a shortness of breath, for the past 12 months.
She wrote on Twitter: "I’ve had Long Covid for a year. A strange anniversary to be sure"
The 60-year-old star has been raising awareness of long COVID over the past 12 months, and her efforts were recently praised in Parliament.
Emma is organising a virtual reunion of stars of US soap opera 'Dynasty' – in which portrayed Fallon Carrington Colby from 1985 to 1991 – to fundraise for the Southmead Hospital Charity, which generates money for the hospital and community health services in Bristol.
Speaking in Parliament last month, Emma's local MP Siobhan Baillie said: "My constituent, Emma Samms, the actress, has pulled together a reunion of the cast of 'Dynasty' to add some glamour to fundraise for research into long COVID.
"In Gloucestershire, we are also setting up a clinic.
"We clearly need to learn an awful lot more about the symptoms."
Jo Churchill, Minister for Public Health, Primary Care & Prevention, replied: "I'm delighted to join her in congratulating Emma, who I know is using her experience of having had COVID for such an innovative fundraising idea.
"I've already got a 'Dallas' ['Dynasty'] style hair do, because I haven't been for some months.
"I just need to get some shoulder pads. I would like to thank her and all volunteers and fundraisers, who are doing a marvellous job in coming up with some really great ideas to support research."
The 'Dynasty' reunion will take place via Zoom on Saturday March 20th, and will feature stars such as Linda Evans, Stephanie Beacham, Heather Locklear, Maxwell Caulfield, and Michael Praed, among others.