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Louis Gossett Jr. details recent hospitalization for COVID-19

Actor Louis Gosset Jr. attends the 2019 Bounce TV Trumpet Awards on Jan. 19, 2019, at the Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Shutterstock.com / Jamie Lamor Thompson)

Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the latest public figures to face a health scare due to complications of coronavirus. On Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, Gossett conducted a phone interview with radio talk show host Ryan Cameron on Atlanta’s WAMJ-Majic 107.5/97.5 FM.

During their discussion, Gossett revealed he contracted COVID-19 in late December after a nurse visited his home. On Dec. 27, Gossett went to the hospital but opted to leave due to the “chaos” he claims he witnessed inside the hospital. According to Gossett, the healthcare staff was “extremely tired” and “losing the battle,” according to Madame Noire.

Gossett reportedly was treated at home by multiple doctors from all over the United States. When asked about his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine, Gossett admitted that he does plan to take it. “It gives us a head start to go in the direction of taking better care of ourselves and one another. That’s all it is. There’s no Democrats, there’s nothing but … saving mankind.”

The actor also issued a warning for those who oppose wearing masks and still insist that the virus is a hoax. “COVID is real,” Gossett said. “Even it’s not real, just for the hell of it, wear a mask anyway. Cooperate with us. There’s no such thing as impossible. Take the word ‘impossible’ out of your dictionary. We need to be together to take better care of ourselves, our children and one another.”