Bravo’s Andy Cohen & Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Reveal They’ve Tested Positive for C0rona Virus

The virus that is causing a global pandemic has infected two familiar faces from reality TV.

Colton Underwood, who starred as The Bachelor last year, announced on Friday that he has tested positive for C0VID-19. On the same day, Bravo star Andy Cohen announced that he, too, has tested positive.

Both men took to their Instagram accounts to give their fans a status update on their conditions. Colton– who made a video that he posted to Instagram– made it clear that the virus wasn’t just affecting the elderly and the sick, and encouraged young people to take it seriously.

“I want to let you guys know: I’m 28, I consider myself pretty healthy, I work out regularly and I eat healthy, and I became symptomatic a few days ago,” Colton said. “I got my test results back today and they are positive.”

He informed his fans how he’s fairing with the virus.

“It’s been kicking my ass, just to put it pretty bluntly,” he said. “The main thing is I can’t even walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath or go to the bathroom without having to sit down because I’m exhausted. I guess the reason I’m sharing this is not to cause fear or panic, but hopefully to encourage you guys to stay at home.”

Judging by his recent Instagram posts, Colton and his girlfriend Cassie Randolph had not been practicing “social distancing” before Colton’s diagnosis. On March 12, he posted that they had gone to a movie preview, and just five days ago, he posted a photograph of him walking around a street (wearing a “Wash Your Hands” sweatshirt.)

Now, Colton fears he has infected Cassie and her family.

“I’m doing okay, I’m at Cassie’s family’s house in Huntington [Beach, California], so I’m fortunate to have them,” he said. “Unfortunately that means we’re all in this together, at this point. So we’ll keep you posted, but we’re in good spirits.”

Andy Cohen— who had been trying to film his show Watch What Happens Live from his home recently— gave his Instagram followers an update on his status.

“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for C0ronavirus,” the 51-year-old wrote. “As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to “do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.  I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”

The first from-home episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live’ was due to air on Sunday; however, it’s unclear whether or not the episode(s) that were already recorded will air.

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(Photos: Instagram)

8 Comments

  1. Tom Hanks and his wife have the COrona Virus and are reccovering. A number of athletes as well. When did having the Corona virus sbecome finger pointing? We live in a world where we need to stop canceling each other and hating on each other. Snark is good snark. But the health of everyone should be something we should cherish in our hearts and hope for the best no matter who they are. Meditate… Listen… Move around…. Imagine… FORGIVE… Reach Out… and LEARN. In a day of neegativity on steroids can we keep the Coronavirus as something we learn from and practce ourselves by example and not hate on others or put them down please? If any of you had it we and shared that, we would all surround you in love and concern and lift you up to our higher power. May you all be healthy as we go forward in these days that seem like there is no cure. Much love!


    1. @Lgrav– I know, it’s annoying but Google is penalizing a lot of sites that its scanners see writing about the virus and those terms are being targeted as “potential fake news” on FB right now, so I am using a zero instead of an “O” to make sure my stories are not improperly penalized by Google’s robots. Bear with me! -The Ashley


  2. Its unfortunate Colton (and others) had to get sick before taking social isolation seriously. I started taking it seriously about a week ago.

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