The pandemic is far from over. Just as in 2020 and 2021, people from various walks of life continue to be affected by the Coronavirus in 2022.
Singer and actress Camila Cabello is no exception. She announced to her fans this week that she had contracted the virus. However, it was not in a way one would expect. The singer was all smiles in a dance video she shared on her TikTok on Monday.
Various cold medications surrounded the star as she lip-synced to the remix of Pitbull’s “Watagatapitusberry.”
Read on for more details and fans’ reactions to the news.
Camila Cabello Has ‘Got The Rona’
On Monday, Cabello announced to her fans that she had contracted the Coronavirus in a dance video she posted on her TikTok.
“I got the Rona,” the former fifth harmony member captioned the video. The video featured Cabello bopping her head and pumping her fist in the air from the bed as the remix of Pitbull’s “Watagatapitusberry” played in the background.
She was surrounded by a bottle of DayQuil, menthol vapor rub, and a bag of Hall’s cough drops.
The singer re-shared the video to her Instagram story with a caption, “If u got the rona and still gonna live it up in isolation, make some f—in noise.”
Fans Had Several Reactions To Her TikTok
I got the rona
Many TikTok users took to the comments section to send her goodwill wishes, while others observed her noticeable high spirits despite getting the COVID.
“I could never be this energetic when sick like how,” one user wrote.
Another chipped, “I think you got a false positive, sis,” concluding with a laughter emoji.
“This is how i know you’re a true latina cause aint nobody paying extra for name brand medicines,” a third follower commented while jokingly referencing the singer’s Latin background.
Her COVID diagnosis comes amidst a busy time for the artist. In April, she released her album, “Familia.”
The following month, the “Havana” crooner gave a carnival-themed performance alongside a multitude of dancers dressed in colorful outfits. The show was done at the 2022 UEFA champions league final and was carried out on the field of Stade de France, as the singer burst out into some of her best hits, including “Bam Bam,” “Havana,” “Senorita,” amongst others.
She Has Always Been Open About Her Medical Struggles
Cabello has always been open about her medical struggles in the past, including her mental health. In an interview with Rolling Stone in May, she shared that being open about her mental struggles was therapeutic for her.
“There are different degrees to which people struggle with mental health, but I think, whether it’s life-changing or life-saving when you bottle that s–t up, and you pretend, it eats away at your health,” she began.
“Talking about things I have gone through that I never spoke about before was healing for me,” she continued. “It just made me so much more open and vulnerable in my friendships, my performances, and my interviews. It had this domino effect on every other area of my life.”
She also added that while opening up about her mental hardships didn’t eradicate them, it helped other people feel less alone.
Camila Cabello Slammed The Paparazzi For Harassing Her
The “Familia” performer recently weighed in on the culture of paparazzi. She expressed frustration about how being constantly photographed without her consent harmed her mental health while speaking about an experience she always had at a Miami beach club.
“Somehow, when I check in, paps know and get me in my bikini, and every time I’ve felt super vulnerable and unprepared,” she began.
“I’ve worn bikinis that were to [sic] small and paid no mind to how I looked, then saw pictures online and comments and been so upset.”
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The situation started to affect her personally, and she had to remind herself that the culture’s thoughts were not her thoughts. She also reminded herself that her appearance didn’t determine how healthy, happy, or sexy she was.
“A culture that has gotten so used to an image of what a ‘healthy’ woman’s body looks like is completely not real for a lot of women. Photoshop, restrictive eating, over-exercising, and choosing angles that make our bodies look different than how they are in the moment and their natural form.”
She concluded by talking about all the ways she tries to stay grounded. By listening to podcasts and following women who accept their “cellulite.”
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