Celebrity Families

Karl Stefanovic reveals his entire family caught COVID over the holidays: "We were most worried about little Harper"

''Dealing with it psychologically is the hardest thing I reckon.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Karl Stefanovic has revealed his entire family contracted COVID-19 over the Christmas/New Year period, describing the virus as "awful".
Appearing on Today alongside co-host Allison Langdon following their holiday hiatus, the 47-year-old said his family tested positive in early January but is "in the clear now".
"I am a little croaky. The last couple of weeks, going back to January 3 or 4, the whole family tested positive. The whole family went down with COVID-19," Karl shared on Monday morning's show.
"It was a bit awful to tell you the truth at times, but we're all clear now. We got through the whole thing, and look, they say it's mild, but it's pretty intense in parts."
Karl said his family got COVID in early January but is "in the clear now". (Nine)
Karl went on to say that his and wife Jasmine's 18-month-old daughter Harper had it "quite severe".
"It started out and it feels like a bad cold, and it starts in the throat, then it goes to the lungs. I'm clear now, but it's still, the residual effects of it are there," he said.
"We were most worried about little Harper. She is only 18 months old and also my daughter, Ava. They had it in a quite severe way initially but then they got over it really quickly, and then Jas and I both got it and I was much worse."
Karl said him and wife Jasmine's 18-month-old daughter Harper had it "quite severe". (Instagram)
The father-of-four said he experienced "all the symptoms" and was bedridden for four days.
"Dealing with it psychologically is the hardest thing I reckon," he said.
Karl, Jasmine, 37, and little Harper spent Christmas on the Sunshine Coast before holidaying in Port Stephens earlier this year.
Nine sent out a press release last Friday promoting Karl and Allison's return to the morning show this week.
"Off come the boardies while the beach hair is combed away, and in come the suits and early morning alarm, as TODAY hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon return to television screens this Monday, January 17," the press release read.
"With the Australian Open beginning, Alex Cullen will be in Melbourne for the next two weeks reporting on all the action as Tim Davies holds the fort presenting news, while Brooke Boney also returns from her summer break to deliver all the entertainment news."