The teenaged pop star, 19, revealed she suffered a breakthrough case of coronavirus in August and believes she “would have died” if she hadn’t been vaccinated.
Speaking on The Howard Stern Show, Eilish said she still has side effects from contracting COVID-19 and described the experience as “miserable”.
“I also had COVID already, nobody knows that,” Eilish said.
“It was bad… I didn’t die and I wasn’t gonna die. But that does not take away from how miserable it was.”
“I still have side effects. I was sick for like, two months almost. This was in August, a couple months ago.”
The ‘Bad Guy’ singer said she was already vaccinated when she caught the virus earlier this year and credited the jab for saving her life.
“I want it to be clear, it is because of the vaccine that I am fine. I think if I weren’t vaccinated, I would have, like, died. Because it was bad,” she said.
“When I say it was bad, I more just mean that it felt horrible. But really, in the scheme of COVID, it was not bad. When you’re sick [though], you feel f—ing horrible.”
Eilish went on to explain the “amazing” vaccine also saved her brother Finneas, 24, from contracting the virus, as well as their parents.
“It saved Finneas from getting [COVID-19], it saved my parents from getting it, saved my friends from getting it,” she said.
The Grammy-award winning singer is one of many celebrities who have publicly praised the COVID-19 vaccine.
Actress America Ferrera took to Instagram to reveal she had received her booster shot, encouraging her fans to also get the jab to “stay healthy and safe”.
Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland shared her vaccination journey on social media, urging followers to “trust science” — while actor Steve Martin also praised the jab in January 2021.
“Good news/Bad news,” Martin tweeted on January 17. “Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!”
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