Jim Edmonds has tested positive for coronavirus after telling fans that he’s “not feeling so hot.”
Jim Edmonds, 49, first announced he tested positive for pneumonia on Wednesday by posting a video on Instagram Story.
“I appreciate everyone who has sent well wishes and wished me the best,” said Edmonds. “I did test positive for pneumonia and I did get a test back positive for the virus. I am completely symptom-free now and doing really well, so I must have had it for a while before I got tested.”
The former MLB player revealed that his daughter has been in quarantine and is awaiting her test results.
Jim Edmonds then urged his fans to take the outbreak seriously.
“Do not take this lightly. If you don’t feel good, go to the doctor or go to the emergency room if you can’t breathe,” said Edmonds. “That’s what happened to me.”
He then revealed that he faced some difficulty in obtaining a test.
“They didn’t want to test me, and I forced them to take me into the emergency room, and, lo and behold, pneumonia and the virus. So, don’t take it lightly, take care of yourselves. There’s no medicine, there’s no nothing, but rest, and that’s all I’ve been doing.”
A growing number of actors, musicians, comedians and others in entertainment including: Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, and “Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju — have all tested positive for Coronavirus.