Stephen A. Smith Opens Up About Battling Covid-19

Rashaad Lathern

“Smith is one of several TV personalities to catch Covid-19 in the last few weeks.” 

Within several weeks of being diagnosed with COVID-19, well known ESPN Sports Analyst and star on the hit talk show “First Take,” Stephen A. Smith, makes his first appearance back on the show to make a public announcement to explain his absence, and to inform the audience of the obstacles he had to go through.

According to “New York Post”, “Smith explained that he was hospitalized over New Years, and that he didn’t know if he was going to make it.” He also did mentioned that, “For me personally, it hit me differently.”

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen tested positive in mid December, but he faced the real challenges once he was hospitalized. According to ESPN news, Smith said: “You’re assuming that you’ll have a fever, might have a cough, gonna have that massive headache but you’ll get over it.” “In a lot of cases that was the case. In my case it was totally different.” 

Smith then dived into informing his audience the importance of taking advantage of the vaccination –” that’s the best treatment you can have to cure this disease. “

Stephen said that his doctors told him he would have died had he not been vaccinated. Then help spreads appreciation to the several doctors that made sure he had the best treatment as possible. “But if it wasn’t for several doctors, I wouldn’t be here. Love and respect for what they did. Love and respect for people in the sports community and ESPN executives for checking on me every single day. Dave Roberts, Norby Williamson, Jimmy Pitaro, I can’t thank you enough.”

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