‘The Walking Dead’ star Samantha Morton urges fans to ‘wear a mask’ after being rushed to hospital


Samantha Morton wants her fans to know that she is recovering after being admitted to the hospital.

Morton urged fans on social media to “wear a mask” during the global coronavirus outbreak.

The 43-year-old “The Walking Dead” actress did not specify why she needed medical attention amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daily Mail reported. However, her rep told the outlet that she entered the hospital after suffering anaphylactic shock.

“Thankyou to all the A and E staff at the Conquest who helped me tonight. I’m so grateful for our NHS,to see the red zone first hand and the nurses and doctors being so kind and wonderful to us all was humbling. I’m ok tonight because of them,” Morton wrote.

The message was followed by picture she shared of herself in the hospital wearing a face mask and shield.

"Thank you," she captioned the photo.

In another follow-up tweet, Morton said she was recovering, and implored fans to "wear a mask."

"I’m on the mend. I’ll get there and thank you so much for the well wishes," she wrote before adding: "#SaveOurNHS #WearAMask"

Morton’s representative released a full statement about the star’s hospital visit.

“Samantha Morton suffered an anaphylactic shock last night and so attended A+E at the Conquest Hospital. Because her temperature was so high and she was having difficulty breathing she was placed on a Covid ward for several hours where she witnessed the current shocking situation in our hospitals first hand. Samantha would just like to send her thanks and absolute admiration to all the NHS staff who are doing such an incredible job under the most distressing circumstances. Samantha is now home with her family recovering,” the statement read.

Samantha joined “The Walking Dead” cast as Alpha in 2019.

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