US reality star Jeff Lewis says a super-spreader that resulted in him, his sometimes boyfriend and at least a third of the guests contracting COVID was ‘worth almost dying for’.
Jeff Lewis is a real-estate speculator and interior designer. He previously hosted eleven seasons of Flipping Out on Bravo. He currently fronts Jeff Lewis Live on Sirius XM Radio.
Lewis revealed on his radio show that his December 21 party turned into a COVID super-spreader event.
“Thursday is when everyone started testing positive.
“We also have people with symptoms who haven’t been tested yet. I don’t regret [the party], by the way. People are saying we’re reckless and stupid. No, we’re not, f_ckers. We were all vaccinated and we had a nurse there testing all of us before we even went in the door. I thought we were being responsible.”
The list of guests who contracted COVID include Lewis’s co-host, his assistant, actress Monika Casey and Shahs of Sunset star Mercedeh Javid Feight along with Lewis and sometimes boyfriend, Scott Anderson.
“Christmas Eve, I tested negative, so I went to my family’s Christmas Eve dinner. I did wear a mask and I stayed distanced. Then I started feeling sick at dinner. I went home early.”
COVID was ‘really bad’
Jeff Lewis described his experience of the disease as ‘really bad’.
“My fever went up to 103.8. Scottie took a bowl of ice water and was putting cloths on my body to try to bring the temperature down. I was a little delirious and I told him, ‘I think you’re going to wake up tomorrow and I’m going to be dead.'”
He said his 5-year-old daughter would stay with her other dad, his former partner Gage Edward, for now.
“I don’t want her to get sick, and I also don’t want to take care of her because I don’t have any nannies.”
He said his housekeepers also have COVID.
“I’m down to two, and if anything happens to those two, I’m not going to be able to feed myself. I don’t know who is going to be able to take care of me!”
Despite all that, Lewis told Sirius XM listeners the party was worth it.
“That was an epic party. It was so worth almost dying for.”
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