Salma Hayek reveals secret near-fatal COVID-19 battle: ‘I’d rather die at home’

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Salma Hayek is opening up about her near-fatal battle with COVID-19.

The Academy Award-nominated actress revealed she recently recovered from a very serious case of the coronavirus she secretly battled months ago.

“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad,” Hayek told Variety. “I said, ‘No, thank you. I’d rather die at home.’”

The 54-year-old Frida star said isolated herself for seven weeks in a room of the London mansion she shares with her husband, billionaire tycoon Francois-Henri Pinault, and their 13-year-old daughter, Valentina. At one point during her quarantine…

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