Sharon Strzelecki’s Latest Masterwork Is This Dance Party With Aussie Healthcare Guns

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has dragged Sharon Strzelecki away from the netball court and onto social media, with Magda Szubanski’s Kath & Kim character joining Aussie healthcare professionals for an unexpected dance session.

In a video posted online this morning, Szubanski donned her old Sharon get-up for a boogie to Soft Cell‘s classic Tainted Love.

The Australian comedy legend shifted the words to reflect the ongoing health crisis, peppering the tune with references to personal protective equipment and turning the chorus into a refrain of “COVID love.”

She did not dance alone, with members of Footscray Hospital, Prahran East Medical Centre, Ambulance Victoria, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital joining in with separately-filmed dance numbers.

“Noice, strong, courageous,” Szubanski wrote.

“A special Sharon shout out to all our healthcare workers, on the frontline and behind the scenes.”

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The video comes as Australian health care workers continue to battle the pandemic. As of Sunday night, Australia has recorded 6,313 confirmed cases of the virus, and 59 deaths.

If you’re a healthcare worker and feel the need to a) dance, and b) have said dance featured in a social media post from one of Australia’s most beloved comedians, feel free to film your own rendition and send it her way.

“Healthworkers please send us vids of you dancing to this and we will update and add them in,” she said.

There are probably worse distractions from a pandemic, to be honest.

If you think you may have coronavirus, either call your doctor (DON’T visit) or contact the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. If you’re struggling to breathe or experiencing a medical emergency, call 000.

And please remember to wash your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) and keep at least 1.5 metres between you and those around you.