Betty White, 98, in 'good health' as she self-isolates amid lockdown: 'The virus is afraid of her!'
The 98-year-old Betty White is doing very well and is believed to be in good health amid the coronavirus lockdown. The 'Golden Girls' icon shared, "I'm blessed with incredibly good health. That's something you appreciate a lot," according to reports. White has been "doing very well" while she remains in self-isolation at home in California, shared her representative.
The rep told Today that the star "has helpers who are great" with her and "wild animals visiting" her backyard. The rep shared, "The virus is afraid of Betty! No one is permitted in except those who must but she still has multiple phone calls with her publicist within a week during which we always have laughs." The rep said that White, who lives in Carmel, "has a beautiful backyard with a number of wild animals visiting. Two ducks always come by to say hello. They waddle up to her glass door and look in."
A friend of White spoke to Closer Weekly and said that White loves to indulge in a "vodka martini" with "hot dogs and french fries". "Betty loves to joke that vodka keeps her young. She loves the image of her sitting at home in a rocking chair, drinking a martini and watching game shows, but she's not really a big drinker," the friend revealed.
"That's not her. She'll only take a few sips of a cocktail if the occasion calls for it," the friend added. Given the coronavirus pandemic crisis, the well-renowned actress has been keeping herself very busy by grabbing a newspaper every morning. Tom Sullivan, a friend of White, said, "She reads the LA Times cover to cover. She owns literally thousands of crossword puzzle books and is constantly doing them to keep her mind jumping. This is really serious with her."
Given the coronavirus outbreak, White has had a change in perspective on life. She wants her fans and followers to know and accept that it is ok to put your life on pause and just live in the moment. White's friend said, "Betty’s message to the world is to slow down and enjoy what you have: family, friends, your pets. She says that the pandemic is serious, but we have come through worse. It's Mother Nature's way of telling us all to slow down."
We had earlier reported that White's fans were very concerned about her health amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 98-year-old 'Golden Girls' star started trending on Twitter back in March and the first thought that came to the minds of White's fans was that she's down with the virus as well. Twitter had become full of fans voicing their concerns for White.
Some of the comments included, "Since Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have announced they have coronavirus, I think it's time to boy in the bubble RBG, Jane Fonda, Betty White, Dolly Parton and Gloria Steinem. I am open to adding others as needed." Another user shared, "@ coronavirus so help me god if you do anything to Betty White we’re gonna have some problems." A third added, "Someone get Betty White into her own quarantine... we can’t lose her #CoronaOutbreak."