During a recent podcast appearance, ALL MY CHILDREN alum Eva LaRue (Maria) revealed that she and her daughter, Kaya, tested positive for COVID-19. “Kaya and I got exposed to COVID last week and we thought we had dodged a bullet but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive,” the actress said on Real Conversations With Jacob Young, the new podcast launched by her AMC castmate, who played J.R. on the much-missed soap.
“Oddly enough,” she added, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster under the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders. I feel oddly enough, like, alright, bring it on. Let’s be done with this already. The problem is, nobody knows which one they are. Are they the one that’s going to survive it? Are they the one that’s going to succumb to it? Are they the one that’s going to have the residual after-effects of it? Nobody knows until you’re there and you’re heading into it. So all we can do is pray for the best. But there is no way that I’m not going to take it on with every bit of new technology or new medical… I’m going in guns a-blazing.”
To hopefully help stave off some of the novel coronavirus’ more detrimental long-term effects, LaRue is exploring alternative treatments. “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time,” the actress revealed. “I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine. I love Western medicine. But integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand in my opinion. Because I just feel like if we don’t open our minds to what is new and what is out there, can you imagine if we were all still throwing leeches at the problem?”
LaRue, who recently made another appearance as Celeste on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, sounded in good spirits in the podcast and is clearly not taking her diagnosis laying down. Please join us in sending her best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!