CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin After his battle with the coronavirus, an emotional essay was written, retracing his struggles and sharing his path to recovery with his followers.
The reflection, released Sunday, featured Baldwin sharing vivid details and personal antidotes about his fight with Covid-19.
“Under the influence of the coronavirus, at the end of each day, I often cried, unable to ward off the feeling of terror and isolation that I felt about what was going to happen.
I was fighting constant aches. In the evening, I got into the habit of climbing into the bathtub for 45 to 60 minutes just to try to use hot water to distract my skin from the overall pain that would start in my lower limbs – the kind of pain that would only two extra strong Tylenol could possibly dull. With hindsight, my sense of time seems distorted and inaccurate. Some days crawled slowly and tortuously, while others disappeared without memory in my memory, lost in the washing of emotion, sleep and illness.
And then I got sick and lost my ability to do my job. I was too sick to even continue the Instagram series from my bedroom. I was suddenly cut off from my goal, and even isolated from my own husband, left alone to test the virus. Like so many others. ”
CNN’s Baldwin colleagues to many Twitter users welcomed the recovery of the anchor:
Of@BrookeBCNN: “The suffering due to the coronavirus gave me an unexpected silver lining” https://t.co/iN9WIERmeL
– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 19, 2020
A brave and beautifully written piece from my friend@BrookeBCNN: The suffering caused by the coronavirus gave me an unexpected silver lining – CNN https://t.co/ZBzkn6tG6e
– Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) April 19, 2020
A great, honest and moving read@BrookeBCNN: https://t.co/AwjBFdpjZG
– Elie Honig (@eliehonig) April 19, 2020
Miss my friend @BrookeBCNN –
She wrote about her experiences with covid-19 and how it reminded her that “connection is more vital to our health and happiness than we might want to admit.” Https://t.co/KhT81Uw6JQ via @CNN
– Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) April 19, 2020
–@BrookeBCNN writes an essay about his experience fighting coronavirus: “It took two weeks for my body to be beaten. I went to very dark places, especially at night. »Https://t.co/ikwK4gv7WW
– Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 19, 2020
very frank and honest personal story of my good friend (and universally recognized badass)@BrookeBCNNon his battle with Covid-19. It’s worth your time. https://t.co/SjjPh3Dxv1
– Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 19, 2020
Read this wonderful piece from my friend. It gives us important lessons. Brooke Baldwin: The suffering from the coronavirus gave me an unexpected silver lining – CNN https://t.co/T3Aqzhjphh
– Gloria Borger (@GloriaBorger) April 19, 2020
One of the many things I love @BrookeBCNN: She is ready to open her fights. She is transparent about how life is not always perfect – or even good. Https: //t.co/jTUEFiNmav
– Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) April 19, 2020
I am delighted that my friend and colleague@BrookeBCNNalmost recovered from COVID19. She wrote about what the past few weeks have been like for her (especially hell). And yes, let Brooke also find a silver lining along the way. https://t.co/qJ7B7IRJFz
– Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) April 19, 2020
CNN host Press room with Brooke Baldwin announced on April 3 that it had tested positive for Covid-19, which was followed by a surge of support from fellow journalists and colleagues.
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