KEY POINTS

  • Dean McDermott admitted he got so scared while battling COVID-19
  • The actor wants to play ice hockey once he gets healed
  • McDermott encouraged his fans to stay safe amid the pandemic

Dean McDermott has shared his harrowing experience with COVID-19 on social media. 

The 55-year-old Canadian actor broke his silence on his condition Saturday in an Instagram post detailing the first thing he plans to do once he gets healed. 

“This is the first place I’m going once I get over COVID!!“ he captioned a photo of himself playing ice hockey. 

The “Pretty Hard Cases“ star went on to open up about how much he worried for his life at one point while battling the coronavirus. 

“I’ve got to be honest, this scared the s—t out of me. My breathing was so compromised I thought I was going to be put on a ventilator,” he added. 

He concluded his post with a positive message about his recovery, and he also encouraged his followers to stay safe.

“Slowly turning the corner to recovery. Be safe out there,” he wrote. 

McDermott’s post quickly received a flurry of well-wishes from his fans. They also included his family in their positive messages. 

“I’m glad you are getting better,” wrote one fan. 

“Sorry to hear [this] Dean! I hope you have a speedy recovery. Stay safe!!! Take good care of yourself,” another commented. 

“Be safe and sending healthy vibes to you and your family,” a third user added. 

The actor’s social media update came a day after his 48-year-old wife, Tori Spelling, revealed on Instagram last Friday that all of them in the family contracted the virus, People reported. 

“Our entire family has COVID. Yes, every single member got it. I was last to be symptomatic. We all were praying it was just a bad winter cold. But it wasn’t,” the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum wrote

McDermott and Spelling have five children together: Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4. 

In her post, Spelling admitted that she felt “devastated” and “useless as a parent” because she couldn’t care for her kids as she was unable to function due to the symptoms.

Before the couple’s separate posts, McDermott disclosed online that he appeared to have contracted pneumonia. He added that he decided to stay in bed on New Year’s Eve. On the other hand, his family enjoyed the holiday at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa in Southern California, as per Page Six
Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott arrive at the 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in Los Angeles, California April 10, 2011. Photo: REUTERS