Convicted felon, Harvey Weinstein has been isolated after falling ill, which doctors believe is a result of him contacting covid-19 in prison.
Representatives for Weinstein, Juda Englemeyer and Craig Rothfeld, told PEOPLE magazine in a statement on Tuesday that the 68-year-old disgraced film producer “has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff at Wende CF for which the entire legal defense team is grateful.”
“It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis,” Englemeyer and Rothfeld added.
“We are working with the NYSDOCCS (New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision) and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr. Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs.”
According to TMZ, he was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning and doctors are currently waiting on results. Weinstein has reportedly been placed in isolation for 72 hours.
News of Weinstein’s illness comes seven months after reports that he tested positive for coronavirus following a transfer from New York City’s Rikers Island to Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York.