Sharon Stone shares video of sister ‘gasping for breath’ with coronavirus: ‘Stand behind more tests, more masks’

‘I beg you to know that this is real’, says Kelly Stone

Sarah Young
Wednesday 19 August 2020 09:23
Sharon Stone shares video of her sister 'gasping' for breath from Covid-19 ward hospital bed

Sharon Stone has shared a video of her sister “gasping for every breath” as she fights for her life in hospital with coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the actor re-posted a video on Instagram that was initially shared on her sister Kelly Stone’s account alongside the caption: “Wear a mask please. Please listen with love.”

The clip features a close up shot of Kelly wearing a nasal cannula, which is used to deliver supplemental oxygen, as she sits in a darkened hospital room.

The singer urged people to take the virus seriously, saying: “I beg you to know that this is real.

“I'm gasping for every breath with oxygen. Please do this for the people that you love — stand behind more tests, more masks, demanding everyone wear a mask.”

She continued: “You never, ever want to feel like this. I promise you I only have love in my heart, it is breaking for people that can't breathe.”

On Sunday, Sharon shared several photographs on Instagram of her sister’s hospital room and condemned “non-mask wearers” for leaving Kelly “fighting for her life”.

One of the pictures showed a large yellow tube, which is used to pump air in and out of the room, and a medical worker dressed in full PPE.

In the caption, the Basic Instinct star explained that her sister has lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation to the joints, skins and other organs, which puts her in a high-risk category.

“My sister Kelly, who already has lupus, now has Covid-19. This is her hospital room. One of the Non-Mask wearers did this,” Stone wrote.

“She does not have an immune system. The only place she went was the pharmacy.”

Sharon went on to explain that in the US county in Montana, where Kelly lives, members of the public cannot get tested unless they are symptomatic, adding that once they have taken a test, it takes a further five days for them to receive their results.

“Can YOU FACE THIS ROOM ALONE? Wear a mask! For yourself and others. Please,” she wrote.

In another Instagram post, Sharon shared a video of herself during which she spoke in more detail about her sister’s condition and how Covid-19 has impacted her family.

The actor revealed that Kelly’s husband Bruce is also in hospital with the virus, stating that the couple “stayed at home as long as they could”.

Sharon concluded her video by urging her followers to vote, expressing her support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

“The only thing that's going to change this is if you vote. And if you vote for Biden and if you vote for Kamala Harris,” she said.

“And the reason that's going to happen is because with women in power, we will fight for our families.”

Sharon continued: “We will fight for people to live. And we will fight for people to get tested. Because the only countries that are doing well with Covid are the ones that have women in leadership. Please vote. And please, whatever you do, don't vote for a killer.”

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