Tony Shalhoub revealed he and his wife were sick with COVID-19 in April.
During Monday's first episode of Seth MacFarlane’s “Peacock Presents At-Home Variety Show," Shalhoub reprised his "Monk" role as the obsessive compulsive germaphobe Adrian Monk for a comedy sketch parodying how the character would act during the coronavirus pandemic.
After the sketch, Shalhoub, 66, addressed viewers (as himself this time) and shared he and wife Brooke Adams battled coronavirus for a few weeks.
"Last month, my wife Brooke and I came down with the virus and it was a pretty rough few weeks, but we realize that so many other people have and had it a lot worse," the Emmy-winning actor said.
He concluded: "Stay safe and stay sane."
In the sketch, Shalhoub acted in true Detective Monk fashion by wearing surgical gloves, excessively washing his hands, sterilizing his mail in the microwave and cleaning his groceries in the dishwasher.
Monk even gets on a video call with his colleagues, Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard), Randy Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) and Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), but Monk still opts to stand at least six feet away from the computer.
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"Monk I hate to admit it, but you were right," Levine as Stottlemeyer tells Shalhoub's Monk. "Everybody is afraid of germs, no one's touching anything."
Gray-Stanford added: "Guess we're all Monk now."
Shalhoub is not the first celebrity to share he had the coronavirus.
Broadway actor Nick Cordero continues his COVID-19 fight in the hospital as his wife, Amanda Kloots, keeps followers updated on his harrowing health journey.
The "Rock of Ages" star was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in late March for what was initially thought to be pneumonia, Kloots wrote on Instagram. An initial coronavirus test came up negative, though a subsequent test was positive for COVID-19.
Over the course of six weeks, Cordero faced several coronavirus complications, including a leg amputation and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson
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