Corona crisis: Samuel Koch does not work as an actor

Samuel Koch lacks work as an actor

Samuel Koch has a basic trust in the Chancellor. Photo: Uwe Anspach / dpa

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The stage is very far away: As an actor, Samuel Koch was hit particularly hard by the Corona crisis. But he is not inactive.

Samuel Koch, for ten years because of an accident at “Wetten, dass ..?” Paraplegic, trusted Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and her government in the Corona crisis. “I have a basic trust in the decision-makers,” said the actor and author of the German Press Agency in Mannheim.

He is convinced that Merkel is acting to the best of her knowledge and belief. But he also understands the opponents of the corona measures. “It is important to be critical, some measures are not thought through to the end.”

He himself is suffering from the crisis because he cannot appear as an actor and had to cancel readings of his books. The now 33-year-old was on the TV show “Wetten, dass ..?” had an accident and has been in a wheelchair ever since.

Koch advocates “digging up one or the other buried traits – long-suffering, patience, discipline – and perhaps first on your knees and then, if necessary, on the barricades”.

In times of social distancing, community can also take place differently than usual. “We have just had a delicious dinner with friends in Berlin via video telephony.”

Koch has written several books about his life and the ability to cope with it despite a stroke of fate. In his new podcast, he gives his listeners «Vitamins for the emotional immune system».


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