Judi Evans Explains Why Her Legs Were Nearly Amputated: ‘They Blew Up So Fast’
“Extra's” Billy Bush and Dr. Armand Dorian spoke with “Days of Our Lives” actor Judi Evans, who has been recovering at a hospital after contracting the coronavirus.
Judi, 55, asked for a coronavirus test after experiencing a fever and “little tiny clots” in her lungs.
Evans opened up about her “frightening” experience, including nearly losing both of her legs due to blood clots.
Evans shared of her legs, “They blew up so fast. They were purple. [The doctors] said, 'We may have to amputate.' I'm like… 'Please save my legs.'”
She added, “It was really scary — who wants to lose their legs? They did do the surgery to remove the clots, so I find myself very fortunate and blessed.”
Insisting that the pandemic is not a “hoax,” Evans emphasized, “I was in a COVID ward, people were dying all the time. It happens fast. Please care about your fellow man.”
From her hospital bed, Evans stressed the importance of safety measures, saying, “If you can stay home, stay home… Protect yourself, protect the people you love, wear a mask, stay six feet apart. Listen to the experts, please.”
Evans made sure to show her appreciation to all the frontline workers. She pointed out, “The nurses are the true heroes. They go in every day… They're the ones holding people's hands and on the frontlines. They are the unsung heroes. If anything, put a mask on for them.”
Judi also expressed her desire to help people after beating the virus. Along with wanting to donate her blood plasma, she commented, “If I can help people with their fears, it's not necessarily always a death sentence.”
As for what she'll do when she's able to go home, Judi answered, “I'll be hugging and kissing my husband. Kissing and hugging my dogs. Hopefully going for a walk in the sunlight.”
Before she tested positive for COVID-19, Evans was recuperating in the hospital after a horse-riding accident in May. According to her rep, she suffered a broken collarbone, seven broken ribs, two chipped vertebrae, and a collapsed lung after falling off a horse in Los Angeles.