‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star Jerry Messing Says Covid Has Partially Paralyzed Him

‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star Jerry Messing Says Covid Has Partially Paralyzed Him
Jerry Messing, best known for playing Gordon Crisp on “Freaks and Geeks” and the viral “fedora guy” meme, says he has been partially paralyzed after a serious battle with Covid-19.

The actor told TMZ that the 35-year-old Tampa resident was hospitalized in August and placed on a ventilator, but is now out of the intensive care and breathing on his own, without a fever or cough, and has tested negative for Covid. That said, he is still in the hospital, and has minimal use of his arms and legs.

According to Messing, he is unable to stand and walk on his own, and is going through physical therapy, using a machine to help get his legs working again. He is staying positive, telling TMZ “things are looking up,” and thanking fans for all the support they’ve given him.

Messing’s father, James, had previously told TMZ that his son
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