Actor Richard Schiff, who portrays Dr. Aaron Glassman in the Vancouver-shot TV series The Good Doctor, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.
The 65-year-old Schiff, who won an Emmy Award for his work on The West Wing, confirmed on Twitter Monday that he is in hospital and being treated with a combination of the antiviral drug Remdesivir, oxygen and steroids.
Schiff, who tested positive on Nov. 3, says he is showing improvements every day.
Season 4 of The Good Doctor has been filming in Vancouver since Sept. 3.
His wife Sheila Kelley, who also stars on the ABC medical drama, and son Gus have also tested positive for the respiratory disease but have not been hospitalized. Kelley said she is in quarantine at their Vancouver home.
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Kelley, meanwhile, detailed her struggle with COVID-19 in an Instagram post.
“I have never experienced anything like this is my life. One minute I’m feeling pretty good and the next I’m struggling to breathe,” she said.
“Where did we catch it? I don’t know. Could have been the gym. Could’ve been the take out. It’s impossible to know. Keep masking up. Washing hands. Stay from this virus. It is a mother’f-er.”
Meanwhile, production on The Good Doctor continues despite the pair’s health struggles.