Folks, bad news: our 2000s queen, idol, icon, and hero Hilary Duff says she has tested positive for COVID-19. This does not make me want to “laugh out loud”.

Duff revealed the news over the weekend in a selfie of her lying in bed on her Instagram Stories.

“That Delta… she’s a little bitch,” she wrote. That indeed she is.

The former Lizzie McGuire and Younger star said that she’s suffering from a “bad headache… no taste or smell… sinus pressure… [and] a brain fog,” but is ultimately “happy to be vaxxed.”

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You heard it here first pals. If anything convinces you to get vaccinated then let it be Hilary Duff’s words of warning.

Earlier this morning, Duff, assumedly stuck in-home quarantine and confined to her room, posted another sick selfie with the caption: “It over yet…”

Based on a photo of her son Luca wrapped in what looks like a pink sleeping bag and Black Panther mask, with the caption, “When dad has the kids,” her three children, Banks Violet Bair, Luca Cruz Comrie, and Mae James Bair are being cared by her husband Matthew Koma.

Hilary Duff’s diagnosis comes just days after she started filming the spin-off sequel to How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father.

“Who’s ready for us,” she wrote in an Instagram post about filming. “We may or may not have been sitting in front of a certain someone’s apartment…”

We wish our favourite casual LGBTQIA+ ally Hilary Duff a speedy recovery.


All adult Aussies (yep, even if those of us under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a GP. Click here to see which clinics are offering it, and talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.

Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.

The best vaccine is the first one you can get, and that’ll be our ticket out of this mess.