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Booker T tested positive for COVID-19 in June, but just got his results this month

We’ve got another name on the growing list of current & former pro wrestlers who have personal experience with the coronavirus.

On this week’s edition of his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T told his story. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer’s story not only describes what he dealt with in terms of COVID-19 symptoms, it’s also evidence of the issues we still have with testing that have contributed to its spread in the United States.

“About an hour ago from the CDC [Centers for Disease Control], and the CDC told me that, yes, I have tested positive for the coronavirus - back at the end of June... I never got my result back, but they called me, rest assured, today to tell me that back at the end of June when I got tested, I tested positive. And I’ve had three tests since then, and they all came back negative. But it just goes to show how backed up we really are with this system that we’re working with as far as people finding out if they got this, or if they don’t got - I’m living proof. I’m living proof. Thank God I’m still here, and I got a healthy immune system. And God spared me on this one, but I could have been one of the nearly 200,000 that didn’t know I had this and I was gone on my way to the next life.

”But man, it’s bigger than that. I know what I went through for, you know, it wasn’t a long time - a couple of weeks that I went through it. I had the headaches, I had the night sweats, I lost my taste and smell for two weeks. And I thank God I was smart enough to quarantine from the family. I stayed away from everyone. I put myself off in the west wing [laughs], you know what I’m saying? And I stayed there for a couple of weeks until I started feeling better, until everything started subsiding, even my taste, I waited until that started to come back a little bit before I started meeting up with the family and what not. Thank God I did, because I could be like The Rock as far as the whole family coming down this. Like I said, I got my mother-in-law here with us.

”It’s something that’s so serious. I just want y’all to be so careful with this.”

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