‘She’s struggling’: RHOD star D’Andra Simmons has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19
- The Real Housewives of Dallas cast member D’Andra Simmons has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19
- The 51-year-old was treated in a coronavirus ward of a Dallas hospital after her physical condition took a turn for the worse
- Podcast host Kate Casey also tweeted: ‘Just heard from D’Andra and she is asking for your prayers. She’s in the hospital and struggling.’
The Real Housewives of Dallas cast member D’Andra Simmons has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Undergoing treatment: On Monday, it was reported that RHOD star D’Andra Simmons has been hospitalized with COVID-19
According to the rep, ‘Her oxygen levels were borderline and she will start remdesivir. At this time we ask you to respect her and her family’s privacy and to send your prayers for a speedy recovery.’
The news was first reported by podcast host Kate Casey, who made the announcement through her Twitter account on Monday.
The tweet read: ‘Just heard from D’Andra and she is asking for your prayers. She’s in the hospital and struggling.’
Friend of the housewives Jennifer Davis made a post to her Instagram Story to notify her followers about Simmons’ condition, which was deleted shortly after being posted.
Breaking the news: Podcast host Kate Casey was the first to announce the media personality’s condition
Sending well wishes: RHOD cast member Jennifer Davis made a post to her Instagram story asking her followers to pray for her castmate
The post read: ‘Please pray for @dandrasimmons, she has COVID, is in ICU on oxygen.’
The media personality has been a main cast member of the Dallas version of the Real Housewives franchise since its second season; the fifth season of the show is set to premiere in January.
Simmons is not the only Real Housewife to contract the virus, as numerous other castmates from various shows in the media franchise have been infected in the past.
In July, Shannon Beador, who appears on the Orange County iteration of the show, announced that she had contracted the coronavirus, along with her daughters.
Serious condition: According to a rep for the reality star, her oxygen levels upon entering a hospital were said to be ‘borderline’; she is seen with Travis Hollman and Jeremy Lock in 2018
Keeping tabs: While no other cases from the RHOD set have been reported, other cast and crew members of different Real Housewives shows have previously contracted the virus
Multiple members of the Beverly Hills version of the show have undergone treatment for the disease recently, including Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, and Kathy Hilton.
Richards recently made a post to her Instagram detailing how she and her sister finally overcame the effects of the virus after weeks of various ailments.
In November, production on the Atlanta iteration of the show was shut down after a crew member began experiencing characteristic symptoms of COVID-19.
A month prior, filming on the New York version was halted for the same reason; none of the housewives tested positive for the virus.
Getting better: Simmons’ rep noted that she was being treated with remdesivir, which was approved to treat COVID-19 in multiple countries; she is seen in 2019