Debra Messing tests positive for COVID-19 a day before New Year's Eve

Debra Messing tests positive for COVID-19 the day before New Year’s Eve: ‘The juicy cherry on the proverbial cake’

Debra Messing tested positive for COVID-19 the day before New Year’s Eve.

The actress, 53, announced her illness via a post on Instagram which showed her lying in bed and wearing a charcoal beauty mask.

Her hair was hidden underneath a pale pink bonnet. She looked comfortable in her dark blue robe.

Caught the virus: Debra Messing tested positive for COVID-19 the day before New Year’s Eve

She started the caption for her photo, ‘I’m COVID POSITIVE. Yup. Happy New Year! Actually, it is the perfect end to 2021. The juicy cherry on the proverbial cake.

‘So for the next 10 days – while in quarantine- I will beautify…..Or maybe I’ll sleep…I actually have a lot of work to do, but for the inevitable breaks, what should I watch?Tell me in the comments! #COVID #quarantine #streamingTV #faceandhairmasks.’ 

The Will & Grace star is one of many Americans who’ve contracted the coronavirus in recent days. According to the New York Times  nearly 600,000 new cases were reported on Thursday.   

Happy New Year? Messing, seen 2020, started the caption, ‘I’m COVID POSITIVE. Yup. Happy New Year! Actually, it is the perfect end to 2021. The juicy cherry on the proverbial cake’

Lots of COVID cases: Messing, pictured 2019, is one of many Americans who’ve contracted the coronavirus in recent days

While Messing will be laid in bed for the next week or two, the star has certainly had a busy year. 

The Searching actress finished shooting her part in 13: The Musical, the story of a ‘Bar Mitzvah boy’s’ move from New York City to the Midwest according to IMDB page for the film. 

Messing will appear alongside Drake & Josh star Josh Peck and Cheers star Rhea Perlman in the movie.  

Working hard: The Searching actress recently finished shooting her part in 13: The Musical, the story of a Bar Mitzvah boy’s move from New York City to the Midwest

While she’s continued to work in Hollywood, the star is also a full-time mother to one child, her 17-year-old son Roman. 

She shares Roman with her ex-husband actor Daniel Zelman. The couple met in 1990 as graduate students at NYU and married a decade later. 

The pair separated after 11 years of marriage, filed for divorce in 2012 and finalized it in 2016. She dated her Smash co-star Will Chase for a few years, though their romance didn’t last.   

 Moving on: Messing was married to Daniel Zelman from 2000 to 2016, though they separated in 2011 and Messing started a relationship with Will Chase

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