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Lisa Kudrow Had To Instruct Family To Not Hug Each Other at Her Mother's Funeral

Lisa Kudrow Had To Instruct Family To Not Hug Each Other at Her Mother's Funeral

Lisa Kudrow is opening up about the precautions she took at her mothers’ funeral, which happened at the end of February, just as the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing was rising.

The 56-year-old actress and producer talked with THR about what life is like now and shared that she was “the one who asked the rabbi to please let everyone know there was to be no hugging because we were all in an emergency room with her.”

Lisa added that having that request was a very hard decision for her.

“I’m a freak and all I could think that whole day was there has to be coronavirus here,” she says. “Some people [understood] and most people were just looking at me like I was a monster when I’d take two steps back, put up my hands and say, ‘Hi, thanks for coming.’”

Lisa went on, explaining that the request was something that broke her heart to do, but was necessary to happen.

“I just couldn’t bear it if I got someone sick,” Lisa added. “From that moment on, I just acted like I’ve got it, so what do I need to do?”

Despite not hugging, Lisa did recall getting sick afterwards.

“If I did [have coronavirus], then it was really mild. I know I was sick two days after the funeral, but there was no testing because it was a mild fever and I felt like I just had a cold,” she said. “Or I was just drained. So how do you know? But a couple family members did feel sick with the flu and it could have been a flu — but that was early March and there was absolutely no testing.”

If you missed it, Lisa recently opened up about what Friends would look like today.

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