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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju, Wife Recover From Coronavirus

Kristofer Hivju of ‘Downhill’ attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Day 2 on January 25, 2020, in Park City, Utah. Rich Polk/AFP


Actor Kristofer Hivju and his wife, Gry Molvær Hivju, have “fully recovered”, over a month after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Norwegian star, best known for his role as Tormund on Game of Thrones, first shared his diagnosis on March 16.

“We are fully recovered and in good health, after I was infected by the coronavirus, and most likely my wife @grymolvaerhivju,” Hivju wrote on Instagram alongside a selfie of the couple looking healthy as they pose together outside.

“After several weeks in quarantine, and also a couple more indoors after being free of all symptoms, we are finally safe and sound,” the 41-year-old actor continued.

“We were lucky to only have mild symptoms of the COVID-19. We send our love and thoughts to all of the people where the virus has hit much harder, and to everyone who has lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus. Thank you for all of your support, and please remember to stay vigilant and keep your distance, wash your hands, and most of all; take care of each other in this strange time. Lots of love from us.”

The Instagram post is the first since Hivju put the news out that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

“My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health — I only have mild symptoms of a cold,” he wrote at the time, urging fans to practice social distancing and go into quarantine to help stop the spread of the outbreak.

“Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals,” the Game of Thrones star continued. “Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country’s Center for Disease Control’s website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions.”

After six seasons on GoT, the actor appeared in the 2020 film, Downhill, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell. He also joined season two of the Netflix fantasy series, The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill. Production on the series was forced to shut down due to the pandemic.

Hivju’s recovery comes after those Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson.


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