Rachel Maddow Says Partner's Severe Battle With COVID Was "Scariest Thing I've Ever Been Through"

Rachel Maddow MSNBC Anchor
Art Streiber/MSNBC

Rachel Maddow

"She's got the long tail of the symptoms," the MSNBC host updates.

Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night dropped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where she gave an update on her partner Susan Mikula's brutal battle with COVID-19.

Last month, the MSNBC personality took an enforced two-week quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, with the COVID-19-positive person later revealed to be her partner. At that time, she said Mikula's bout of the virus was so severe, the couple feared for her life.

On Wednesday, she told Colbert her partner was doing much better, but she was still feeling the impact of the illness.

"She's got the long tail of the symptoms," Maddow said. "She's got the fatigue and the headaches and the cough kind of lingering. But she is out of the woods in terms of us being scared that she could take a downturn."

Maddow assured Mikula would be fine, but it was "the scariest thing I've ever been through in my life."

After revealing Mikula was sick, Maddow last month implored her viewers to take the virus more seriously, if not for themselves, then for their loved ones. "Don’t get this thing. Do whatever you can to keep from getting it," Maddow said then.