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Lexington’s Laura Bell Bundy recovering from Coronavirus

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Amid so much bad news, it’s always refreshing to get hear something good.

Lexington’s own Laura Bell Bundy, an award-winning singer, actress and Broadway star, is now recovering from her Coronavirus diagnosis. She announced she had tested positive on March 25. Bundy originally posted a video on Instagram to let her fans know about the diagnosis, and she continued to update her page as her symptoms continued to develop.

Now, nearly three weeks later, she’s officially tested negative for COVID-19. Bundy told the BBN her exciting news during the Kentucky basketball “La Familia” Zoom call (which you can watch in full here!).


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In addition to her negative diagnosis, she got some additional good news: Bundy also tested positive for having the antibodies that now give her “some sort of immunity” to Coronavirus. According to a post on her Instagram, Bundy’s doctors now believe she could potentially have long-term immunity. Eventually, she may even become eligible to donate plasma to help treat those still fighting the disease.

Still, she knows first-hand how serious this virus can be.

“We are thinking of all of you who are currently fighting off this virus, and all of you who are living in fear about getting it,” Bundy wrote on Instagram. “Hopefully time gives us more clarity and understanding about how the majority of us experience this virus… The fear of the unknown can be crippling right now.”

As for her advice?

I encourage everyone to stay inside,” she said after the original diagnosis. “My belief is that more people have this than they realize and could be carriers. I was tested but many people can’t get tested… It’s my belief a lot of us have it. Please take care of yourselves.”

For those who may not know much about Bundy, she’s an actress and singer from the Bluegrass who has performed in a number of Broadway roles, including the original Amber Von Tussle in the musical version of Hairspray, the original Elle Woods in the musical version of Legally Blonde and Dr. Jordan Denby on TV show Anger Management.

She was raised in Lexington and graduated from Lexington Catholic High School. Once, she let KSR’s own Matt Jones in a music video, and she even gave herself “The Brow” on Bourbon Street back in 2012 (and I found a picture to prove it). The internet is a magical place, and we’re all glad she’s feeling better after a scary few weeks.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

2 Comments for Lexington’s Laura Bell Bundy recovering from Coronavirus

  1. omegagavin
    8:11 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

    I hope she recovers fully from that diagnosis.

  2. TonyMontana
    8:17 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

    “Shortness of breath” has always been a funny phrase to me. Like you never hear “Acheness of head”…Maybe it’s just me.