Liv Tyler revealed Friday on Instagram that she had been sickened with COVID-19 at the start of the new year.
The 43-year-old actress shared the news in a sweet post showing her joyous reunion with her son Sailor Gene, five, and daughter Lula Rose, four.
Ironically, the health scare came months after Tyler exited her series 9-1-1: Lonestar over fears of contracting the coronavirus during filming.
Recovered: Liv Tyler, 43, revealed Friday on Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19 on New Year’s Eve and had just been cleared to reunite with her children after isolating for two weeks
Tyler wasn’t taking any chances in her family photo, where she wore a blue surgical mask while dressed in a black robe.
Sailor and Lula both looked as if they had just woken up, with both wearing pajama sets.
The children beamed ear-to-ear while their mother tenderly embraced them.
‘Reunited with my loves … what a wild 2 weeks,’ she began her lengthy caption. ‘Im such a private and shy person and usually don’t share such things but this is a big one and i feel we all need to share our stories, to share information, to gather facts and awareness and mostly to know we are not alone in this.’
In a bad place: She wrote that COVID-19 ‘comes on fast, like a locomotive,’ and she was filled with ‘feelings of fear, shame and guilt’ over who gave it to her and whom she might have infected; seen in January 2020
The Lord Of The Rings actress wrote that she got her positive test back on New Year’s Eve.
‘S*** I had made it all the way through 2020 keeping myself and my family safe,’ she continued. ‘Doing everything i could to protect my wolf pack and follow the rules to protect others. Suddenly on The morn of the last day of 2020… boom it took me down.’
She wrote that COVID-19 ‘comes on fast, like a locomotive,’ and she was filled with ‘feelings of fear, shame and guilt’ as she wondered who she might have been infected by and worried about who she might have infected.
‘Luckily the rest of my family and bubble were negative,’ she added.
Mild case: She was lucky to have ‘corona light,’ but it still left her in bed for 10 days. ‘It F’s with your body and mind equally,’ she wrote; seen in 2019 in Hollywood
The Armageddon star reiterated that the virus can affect people in drastically different ways.
‘I was so lucky and had corona light as my momma @realbebebuell called it,’ she joked, though it still made her sick enough that she spent 10 days in bed.
‘There is the physical aspects but also emotional and psychological ones too. It F’s with your body and mind equally. Everyday different. Being isolated in a room alone for 10 days is trippy to say the least,’ she continued, adding that news of the deadly riot on the Capitol Building by a pro-Trump mob left her questions if it was ‘real or the twilight zone [sic].’
Amid the uncertainty at the start of 2021, Tyler’s love for her children was a constant.
‘I missed My babies beyond but they visited my window and called up to me and I watch them play outside. Such a gift,’ she wrote. ‘They sent little messages and drawings under my door. Reminders of what’s on the other side. What to get better for.’
Sweet: ‘I missed My babies beyond but they visited my window and called up to me and I watch them play outside. Such a gift,’ she wrote
The daughter of Steven Tyler concluded her post by counting everything she was thankful for after coming out safely on the other side of her illness.
‘I am so grateful to be through it and spent my days alone praying and beaming love to all who are effected and suffering from this,’ she wrote. ‘Those who are working tirelessly to protect and care for others. Thank you. We are all connected through this experience.
‘I am Humbled and filled with gratitude to be well, a gift and beaming love and light to all those who have left this world because of this virus and those who are suffering. Sending love and imaginary universal hugs to all,’ she concluded.
Safety first: In September, Liv exited her popular Fox series 9-1-1: Lonestar due to fears about contracting the novel coronavirus while filming
Risks: The London-based actress would have had to travel to LA, where the show is shot, and being on set could increase her likelihood of catching the virus; still from 9-1-1: Lonestar
Liv was likely at home in London, where she lives with her partner David Gardner, during her convalescence.
The film and television star has been concerned about the possibility of contracting COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic last year, and in September she exited her popular Fox series 9-1-1: Lonestar over fears that filming could increase her risk.
Though she’s based in London, she would have had to fly to Los Angeles to film the show, which stands in for its Austin, Texas, setting.
She opted to cut out the traveling and maskless work to quarantine at home with her family, though even that wasn’t enough to protect her.
Safe at home: She shares her son Sailor, five, and daughter Lula, four, with her partner David Gardner. She also has an older son, Milo, 16, from her marriage to rocker Royston Langdon
Liv met her partner David, a manager for entertainers and athletes, in 2014, and the couple were engaged in July 2015.
Before that, they welcomed their son Sailor in February 2015, and Lula followed in July 2016.
The Leftovers actress was previously married to the English musician Royston Langdon, of the glam rock band Spacehog, from 2003 until their divorce in 2008.
They share an older son, Milo, 16, who was born in 2004.