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'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood tests positive for coronavirus

1 year 3 months 4 days ago Friday, March 20 2020 Mar 20, 2020 March 20, 2020 4:58 PM March 20, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
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Colton Underwood, ABC's season 23 star of 'The Bachelor,' announced he tested positive for the coronavirus in hopes of encouraging others to stay home.

Underwood posted a video to social media explaining his situation, saying, "I’m 28, I consider myself pretty healthy I work out regularly, I eat healthy, I became symptomatic a few days ago, got my test results back today and they are positive." 

The 28-year-old says his symptoms include headache, body aches, night sweats, fever, shortness of breath and a cough. While doing simple tasks, like walking up the stairs and getting out of bed, Colton says he is easily winded.

Underwood wanted to share the news “not to cause fear or panic, but to hopefully encourage you guys to stay home, do your part, take care of yourselves, take care of one another.”

The Bachelor star is staying at his girlfriend Cassie Randolph's family home, who was the chosen favorite in the season 23 finale of 'The Bachelor' in March of 2019.

Randolph posted a video on her Instagram story talking about Underwood’s recent diagnosis.

“The doctor said that [Underwood] was one of three people that tested positive out of 20 tests that he gave that day and that number is probably only going to keep increasing,” she said. “We’ll keep you updated on our symptoms or lack of symptoms and everything else going on in our household, but as far as social distancing and everything, please, please practice that because it’s the only thing that we can do, and if we have it, probably a lot of other people out there have it too, even if they haven’t been tested for it. So, treat yourself like you do have it.”

“Unfortunately, we’re all in this together,” Underwood says.

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