Rachel Maddow reveals that her longtime partner Susan Mikula nearly died of coronavirus on her MSNBC show on November 19, 2020.
Rachel Maddow returned to host her MSNBC show for the first time in two weeks and revealed on air that the reason for her absence was because her longtime partner, Susan Mikula, had been diagnosed with coronavirus. Through tears, Maddow explains how Mikula’s health deteriorated to the point that they thought “there was a possibility that [COVID-19] can kill her. ”
Maddow, 47, recorded tonight’s episode from her home as she is still in quarantine for having been in close contact with Mikula. “Susan is the center of my universe,” says Maddow. “I am one of the lucky people on this Earth who leads a life like this. It is the organizing principle of my life. my relationship with Susan is the only thing at the end of the day that I would kill or die for without hesitation. ”
“She tested positive two weeks ago, we broke up that day. Because I tested negative, she tested positive, ”Maddow continued. “She got sicker and sicker as I tried to worry about it while remaining physically separated from her. ”
Watch: Rachel @Maddow reports she’s been off the airwaves for most of the past two weeks because her longtime partner Susan Mikula is sick with Covid-19 – so sick that at one point we really thought that there was a possibility it might kill her. “Mikula is recovering now. picture. Twitter. com / MwN7cvQBRz
Fortunately, things are starting to improve for Mikula. “She’s recovering,” Maddow said. “She’s still sick but she’s going to be okay. We’re not scared anymore like we were, but we really didn’t feel like everything was going to be okay from the start. ”
Rachel Maddow and her partner Susan Mikula have been together since 1999. TV personality Maddow will host a Democratic forum tonight. (Flickr / The Rachel Maddow Show)
In addition to explaining her absence, Maddow shared the underlying reason she decided to reveal her partner’s COVID-19 diagnosis: the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation and the concern that it could turn into a super event. nationwide dissemination.
“Believe me,” Maddow said. “Anything you have calculated in your life to be an acceptable risk, or an unavoidable risk … something that you are prepared to take in terms of the virus because statistically it will be good for you and your loved ones, I am just here to tell you to recalibrate that. And frankly, the country needs you to recalibrate that. ”
“Generally, there is no more room in the hospital for you,” says Maddow. “We have more people in the hospital than we had at the start of the pandemic right now…. but please, but whatever you think of your own life and whatever risk you are willing to take for yourself – this is not how it works. ”
Maddow described how the person you love most in life, the person you love the most, “is the person you stand to lose,” Maddow says.