Kevin Connolly Reveals Newborn Baby Hospitalized with COVID: 'Hard When Your Kid Is Sick'

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Kevin Connolly talks about a frightening encounter with COVID.
On the latest episode of Victory The Podcast, with hosts Doug Ellin and Kevin Dillon, Connolly, 47, reveals he has recently contracted COVID-19 and notes that his symptoms have been "brutal" but "manageable" since he was was fully vaccinated. The Entourage alum announced that his 6-week-old daughter was also sick with COVID-19.
Connolly and actress Zulay Henao welcomed baby Kennedy Cruz in early June.
"It was hard. It's hard when your child is sick, you know? Because there's really nothing you can do," he says. "But she's doing great. It's just the traffic jam part, but the fever has gone down and we're all on our way to recovery."
He adds that they were able to "do it" and that it was "a tough week". However, new mom Henao, 42, has not tested positive for COVID despite being cared for.
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On June 9th, Connolly announced the arrival of his baby and shared a picture of the newcomer with New York Islander hockey gear and wrote, “She has arrived! Kennedy Cruz Connolly is ready for game 6! explaining that we have to win one of the next two games to get through is tough. She is only a week old! ' @zulay_henao Thanks for preparing her for the puck drop !!! "
Meanwhile, Henao shared pictures from the delivery room on Instagram. "The purest love you can imagine, nothing is comparable. The most honest answer I can give to hopefully answer all your questions / dms: Life gives you exactly what you need with every step! Great exhilaration & Amen for that! "
"Thank you Kennedy, bringing you into this world was the greatest honor of my life!" She added. "Thank you @mrkevinconnolly @ zumarste3 @lina_marcella_henao for stopping me every step of the way ❤️."
According to the Mayo Clinic, children of all ages can get COVID-19, but most infected children typically don't get as sick as adults and sometimes show no symptoms at all. However, they add that “Babies under the age of 1 may be at higher risk of developing serious illness with COVID-19 than older children. This is likely due to their immature immune systems and smaller airways, making them more likely to develop respiratory problems. Respiratory virus infections. "
The two-dose Pfizer vaccine is available for children aged 12 years and over.
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Kevin Connolly
US-American actor
Zulay Henao
Colombian-American actress

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