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Comic Tim Heidecker opens up about seven-year-old daughter Amelia’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Comic Tim Heidecker opens up about seven-year-old daughter Amelia’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Tim Heidecker took to Twitter on Monday to reveal his seven-year-old daughter Amelia was recently diagnosed with coronavirus.

In a series of tweets, the comedian, 45, opened up on the series of events that led to the family crisis.

‘My own small Covid story,’ Heidecker said. ‘Last week my daughter tested positive one day before a little planned beach vacation. We had to cancel last minute. and we were all bummed.

The latest: Tim Heidecker, 45, took to Twitter on Monday to reveal his daughter seven-year-old Amelia was recently diagnosed with coronavirus. He was snapped in NYC in 2019

‘My poor daughter felt so guilty. We went camping for a few days just to do something.’

The Allentown, Pennsylvania native said his daughter Amelia ‘didn’t really get sick’ luckily, and ‘had a day or two of feeling off’ amid the diagnosis.

The Moonbase 8 actor said he and wife Marilyn Porayko ‘kept away from people and all got tested at the end of the week’ in the wake of Amelia’s test, and ‘after a few days we all tested negative … in the clear!’

Heidecker said ‘there was no way [he and his spouse] were going to isolate ourselves from our daughter,’ as they ‘had been vaccinated’ and ‘behaved with a reasonable amount of sanitary safety,’ in terms of common practices as sharing drinks.

Details: The Allentown, Pennsylvania native said his daughter Amelia 'didn’t really get sick' luckily, and 'had a day or two of feeling off' amid the diagnosis

Details: The Allentown, Pennsylvania native said his daughter Amelia ‘didn’t really get sick’ luckily, and ‘had a day or two of feeling off’ amid the diagnosis

The actor/comic opened up about the family health crisis in a series of Tweets Monday

The actor/comic opened up about the family health crisis in a series of Tweets Monday

Heidecker said that he ‘really felt so much more secure knowing’ he had previously gotten vaccinated as he encouraged his followers to, if they haven’t already.

‘Get the shot please!’ said Heidecker, who has been seen in films including Bridesmaids, Fantastic Four and Vacation. ‘It’s not going to do anything but give you some sense of relief when covid come creeping into your life one way or another.’

News from the entertainer comes as the children under the age of 12 are ineligible to receive vaccination shots, due to their immune systems having not yet fully developed. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in August’s first week, 46,276 kids in the United States were hospitalized with coronavirus amid the ongoing delta strain. 

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