Matthew Broderick's sister 'on the road to a full recovery' following coronavirus diagnosis

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick's sister, Revd. Janet Broderick, is "feeling much better" after testing positive for coronavirus.

Janet, who is a pastor at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, has been hospitalised after attending a conference in Kentucky, with tests confirming she was positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Speaking out to give an update on his sister's health, the 57-year-old actor assured fans that Janet is “on the road to a full recovery” after being admitted to the ICU this week for a “severe form of pneumonia”.

“My entire family is grateful for the concern about, and the well wishes for, my sister Janet,” Matthew said in a statement to Deadline. “I’m happy to say she is feeling much better and is on the road to a full recovery. We are all very appreciative for the wonderful care she received from the amazing doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai.”

In a statement released by the church, following her diagnosis, Janet said, “Jesus has been so close to me the whole time and scriptures have upheld me. I so look forward to being together again in worship, to praying with you and singing a hymn.”

Matthew had been due to open a limited run of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite with his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, on Broadway on Friday - however the production was called off as all Broadway shows have been suspended until 12 April, in light of the global health crisis.

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