Halle Berry has been trying to be extra cautious about her health because she feels she is at risk of catching COVID-19 due to her diabetes.
In a recent interview with Variety, the 54-year-old Oscar-winning actress talked about staying healthy during the pandemic. She also talked about how seriously she has been taking social distancing and quarantining at home.
Berry, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 22, said she feels she is “at risk” due to the underlying medical condition.
She said, “I do feel at risk. I’m very strict about quarantining and who is in my bubble. We have a whole section of the house [where] when you go out in the world and buy something, it has to sit in this purgatory.”
Having diabetes means there is a “much higher rates of serious complications and death than people without diabetes,” according to the American Diabetes Association, but there is not enough data to suggest diabetics are more likely to catch COVID-19 infection.
Previously, Berry recalled training for the 2019 action flick John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, when she got injured and broke three ribs. She thought why her bones broke so easily, but eventually, it was linked to her diabetes.
The Catwoman actress said, “I thought I had bone cancer. I thought it was early osteoporosis. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me when I was really physically fit. I have a propensity to fracture bones faster than other people.”
Berry also got “slightly injured” during a fight scene while making her upcoming MMA film Bruised, which she also directed.
She told Variety, “I didn’t want to stop because I had prepared for so long. We had rehearsed. We were ready. So my mind — my director’s mind — was just, ‘Keep going.’” “And I compartmentalized that, and I just kept going: ‘I’m not going to stop. I’ve come too far,” she added. “I’m going to act as if this isn’t hurting. I’m going to will myself through it.’ And so we did.”