Jeff Lewis spent Christmas recovering from COVID-19. The former Flipping Out star revealed on Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live. That he contracted a breakthrough case of the virus during a “superspreader” holiday party he threw for 30 of his employees and friends on Dec. 21. He has no regrets, and that is a very irresponsible opinion on the matter.
TMZ reports that many attendees of the party also tested positive following the event. His co-host Megan Weaver, assistant Shane Douglas, actress Monika Casey, and Lewis’ boyfriend Scott Anderson tested positive. “Thursday is when everyone started testing positive,” Lewis said adding that Shahs of Sunset star Mercedeh Javid Feight, who was also in attendance, tested positive as well.
“A third of us got it. And we also have people with symptoms who haven’t been tested yet. I don’t regret it, by the way,” Lewis added of the event, which was held at Real Housewives of Miami alum Lea Black’s Los Angeles home. “That was an epic party. It was so worth almost dying for!”
Jeff said they took precautions at the party. He had done everything to ensure everyone was safe. Even hiring a nurse to test every guest before they went in.
“People are saying we’re reckless and stupid. No we’re not, f—ers,” Lewis said. “We were all vaccinated and we had a nurse there testing all of us before we even went in the door. … I thought we were being responsible.” He also detailed his experience with COVID, saying that he had it “really bad.” Until he’s on the other side of it, Lewis said he’s going to continue distancing from his 4-year-old daughter Monroe, who has been staying with her other father Gage Edward in the meantime.