‘This is COVID. This is Real’—Jennifer Aniston Shares Heartbreaking Photo of Friend Fighting for His Life

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Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram over the weekend with an urgent message for fans about the importance of wearing a mask in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Aniston posted a photo of her friend Kevin, intubated in a hospital bed and fighting for his life against COVID-19.


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“This is our friend Kevin. Perfectly healthy, not one underlying health issue. This is Covid. This is real,” the 51-year-old actress wrote on Instagram.

“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,” she continued, sharing the viral hashtag. “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.”

According to her post, the photo was taken in early April, and fortunately Kevin was one of the lucky ones who has “almost recovered now.”

Along with a photo of Kevin, which Aniston says she posted with his permission, the actress included a picture of herself with former Friends co-star Courtney Cox, wearing matching face masks.

This isn’t the first time Aniston has encouraged people to wear a mask. Just last month, the Morning Show star shared a photo of herself wearing a black face mask, and said that too many lives are being lost because “we aren’t doing enough” to combat this virus.


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“I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough.”

She added that wearing a mask “shouldn’t be a debate.”

“I really do believe in the basic goodness of people so I know we can all do this, BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe,” she continued. “People seem worried about their ‘rights being taken away’ by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples’ lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate 🙏🏼.”

Aniston concluded her note, “If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask 😷 and encourage those around you to do the same ❤️.”

As of Tuesday, there have been 3,831,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. with more than 140,900 deaths from coronavirus-related illnesses, according to Johns Hopkins University. Globally, total confirmed cases have topped 14.7 million and are rapidly growing.

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