Aussie actor Nicholas Hamilton says COVID-19 ‘hit him like a train’


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Australian actor and singer Nicholas Hamilton has shared his experience of battling COVID-19 and urged his fans to get vaccinated.

The 21-year-old star of It and It Chapter Two recalled his experience with the disease last month on social media.

Hamilton, who is based in Los Angeles, explained he’d received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine but contracted Covid a few weeks after being inoculated.

“So I got Covid. This Delta Variant is so goddamn dangerous, it hit me like a huge bad boi train,” he wrote.

“Three days straight of the worst flu I’ve ever had.”

The openly gay actor said he suffered from a “100° fever, aches, chills, shakes”.

“At my peak I couldn’t take my head off my pillow or I’d feel faint. [I] could hardly sleep at all.”

“My doctor said that if I wasn’t vaccinated at all I might’ve been hospitalised because of my ‘massive viral load’, which apparently isn’t a compliment?” he joked.

“You just gotta get vaccinated. The possible temporary side effects pale in comparison to what the disease could do to you.

“Trust a small man like me.”

However he said he’s “feeling at full health again. The [Los Angeles] sun feels real nice.”

Nicholas Hamilton releasing debut EP this week

Nicholas Hamilton had recently returned to Australia for work, but has since returned to Los Angeles.

Hamilton, who was born in northern New South Wales, played bully Henry Bowers in horror megahit It in 2017 and sequel It Chapter Two.

He’s also starred in Hollywood films The Dark Tower and Captain Fantastic, as well as Australian movies Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan and Strangerland.

Hamilton is also a talented singer-songwriter. The 21-year-old releasing his debut EP Pretty Young on Friday (August 13).

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