Sharon Stone has revealed her younger sister Kelly has COVID-19, and is confined to a frightening-looking hospital room.
Taking to Instagram, the Hollywood actress, 62, posted a photo of a solitary room with a large yellow tube being fed into it, surrounded my PPE-clad doctors.
Revealing Kelly, 59, was being treated in the room, Sharon captioned the image: ‘My sister Kelly, who already has lupus, now has COVID-19. This is her hospital room.
‘One of you Non-Mask wearers did this. She does not have an immune system. The only place she went was the pharmacy.
‘There is no testing in her county unless you are symptomatic, & then it’s 5 day wait for results.
Can YOU FACE THIS ROOM ALONE? Wear a mask! For yourself and others. Please. [sic]’
It’s believed Kelly is at a hospital in Miami, although she had been self-isolating in Montana with her husband.
MailOnline has approached reps for comment.
Kelly took to Instagram herself to post a video from her hospital bed, lying in the dark, ‘begging’ her followers ‘to know that this is real’.
‘I am gasping… for every breath!’ she said in the clip, uploaded in the early hours of Sunday morning. ‘Please do this for the people that you love: stand behind more tests, more masks.
‘Demand everyone wear masks. You never, ever want to feel like this. I promise you!’
Becoming tearful she added: ‘I only have love. My heart is breaking for people who can’t breathe!’
Two days before her hospital admission, Kelly shared a snap of herself with her husband, captioning it: ‘This is us. March 13. Drove to our paradise in Montana. We thought covid wouldn’t and couldn’t find us.
‘No shopping, no parties, barely saw a human. Now fighting for a breath. You don’t want covid. [sic]’
Kelly – who is close with her older sister Sharon – has been vocal about a number of health issues during the pandemic, using her Instagram to promote the donation of blood plasma, as well as sharing information for those with depression and suffering hunger.
Sharon and Kelly have worked together on Planet Hope – a scheme they started in 1993 – after Kelly battled emotional and physical problems.
In 2015, Kelly was presented with an award for her philanthropy in Miami.
Her big sister flew from her base in Los Angeles to give her the award, saying at the time: ‘She’s amazing, she really is. She’s dedicated so much time to helping others, and now she is fighting for her own life.’
She was referring to the chemotherapy treatment Kelly was undergoing at the time for her lupus condition.
Back in April, Kelly posted to social media to reveal she had ‘spent the day making masks’.
Uploading a snap of herself wearing a checked one, she captioned the snap: ‘I haven’t sewn in years. Flawed but fun & beautiful to create. It’s no joke. Be safe. Wear a mask. I wear a mask for my family, my friends and you. ❤️ [sic]’
In July, Kelly re-shared Jennifer Aniston’s post about one of her friends, hooked up to a ventilator in hospital, having also contracted the coronavirus.
Jennifer used her fame and social media platform to encourage people to wear mask, captioning the image: ‘This is our friend Kevin. Perfectly healthy, not one underlying health issue. This is Covid. This is real
‘We can’t be so naive to think we can outrun this…if we want this to end, and we do, right? The one step we can take is PLEASE #wearadamnmask.’
The actress, 51, went on: ‘Just think about those who’ve already suffered through this horrible virus. Do it for your family. And most of all yourself. Covid affects all ages.’