Donna Karan revealed during a Zoom fundraiser that she was hospitalized with COVID-19.
“I was in the hospital the other day. I have COVID. I experienced it, and one of my biggest things has always been healthcare,” she said on the virtual fundraiser New York mayoral hopeful Ray McGuire on Tuesday. “Where is the care in health care? There is disease care… Who’s caring for the nurses? What I saw in these hospitals is unacceptable.”
Karan, who appeared on the Zoom wearing a black mask, didn’t disclose the hospital she was in. But she described the disease in the hospital as “bad.”
“I was taken care of absolutely amazingly. And I looked at these nurses and I asked, ‘Did you get the vaccine?’ And she said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘How could you be here?’ She said, ‘Because that’s what I do. I’m here to help,’” Karan recalled. “I’ve been speaking to all the nurses and what they’ve been doing over the past year is unbelievable and we must take care of the nurses.”
Model Christy Turlington and Tonya Lewis Lee hosted the “Women for Ray” Healthcare fundraiser. Karan said she’s “100 perent” behind McGuire for mayor.