“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad,” Hayek recalled. “I stated, ‘No, thanks. I’d rather die at home.’”
During her illness, Hayek needed to sequester herself to one room of her home, the place she remained in self-isolation for seven weeks. (Hayek shares a house in London together with her husband, French businessman François-Henri Pinault, and their 13-year-old daughter, Valentina.) At one level during that point, her health deteriorated significantly and she needed to be put on oxygen.