January 16, 2021

Rachel Maddow Reveals Her Partner Was Gravely Ill From COVID-19: We Thought ‘It Might Kill Her’ (Video)

Rachel Maddow returned to her MSNBC program on Thursday night and opened the show by disclosing to her viewers that her longtime partner, Susan Mikula, was recovering from COVID-19 — and that things at one point were so bad, she thought Mikila was going to die.

Maddow had announced on Nov. 6 that she was going into quarantine after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but she did not reveal at the time who that was. And on Thursday’s show, Maddow explained that Mikula, her partner for over 20 years who she called “the center of my universe,” tested positive the same day Maddow tested negative.

“Susan has been sick with COVID these past couple of weeks. And it one point, we really thought that there was a possibility that it might kill her. And that’s why I’ve been away,” Maddow said. Fortunately, Mikula is now recovering and “we’re not scared anymore like we were,” Maddow said.

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