Jennifer Aniston Asks Fans to Continue Wearing Masks as She Shares Photo of Her Friend Battling COVID-19

Jennifer Aniston stressed the importance of wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Aniston stressed the importance of wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. | Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Could we be any prouder of Jennifer Aniston for using her platform to encourage mask wearing?! As the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately continues, the Friends alum shared a photo on Instagram of her friend in the hospital battling COVID-19 to demonstrate the importance of taking the disease seriously.

"This is our friend Kevin. Perfectly healthy, not one underlying health issue. This is Covid. This is real," Aniston wrote alongside the picture, which shows Kevin unconscious in the ICU hooked up to wires and breathing tubes. The actress clarified that the snapshot was taken in early April and that Kevin is thankfully now on the road to recovery.

"We can't be so naive to think we can outrun this," she wrote. "If we want this to end, and we do, right? The one step we can take is PLEASE #wearadamnmask." Another photo included in the post shows Aniston and fellow Friends co-star Courteney Cox sitting together sporting blue tie-dyed masks. The actress continued, "Just think about those who've already suffered through this horrible virus. Do it for your family. And most of all yourself. Covid affects all ages."

Aniston has been a passionate supporter of wearing a mask since the pandemic began. "I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down... jobs are being lost... health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough," the star wrote on Instagram in June.

People should definitely take a page out of Aniston's book and continue to wear a mask. I know everyone wants life to go back to normal, but the quickest way to do that is for people to work together to prevent the spread of coronavirus.