Jerry Messing is a child actor who played Gordon Crisp in Freaks and Geeks, Pugsley Addams in Addams Family Reunion, and Artie Ryan in Even Stevens. He is also known as being the internet meme "Fedora Guy".
It was revealed that Messing contracted COVID-19 earlier this year and spent over a month in the hospital, being placed on a ventilator in the ICU in August. He is now dealing with partial paralysis of his arms and legs as a result of the virus. He is doing physical therapy and is at a rehab centre in Florida recovering.
Prior to contracting COVID-19, Messing had received only one shot of the vaccine, but has been advised to wait until he's stronger before he completes the vaccination regimen with a second dose.