The Bachelor Colton Underwood Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Is 'Exhausted'

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You can add The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood to the list of celebrities to test positive for the coronavirus. The reality star joins Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson among the celebrity realm to catch it. Underwood starred on the fourteenth season of The Bachelorette before headlining The Bachelor in Season 23.

Long before Pilot Pete’s injury took center stage in the latest season of The Bachelor, Colton Underwood made his run infamous. It all happened in the wake of Underwood jumping a fence during his season. Fast forward from those not too-long-ago days, and Underwood has confirmed that he has the coronavirus. On testing positive, Underwood had this to say in a Twitter post:

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…it’s been kicking my ass just to put it very bluntly. 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.

Colton Underwood does not appear to be shying away from sharing how rough his battle with the virus has been. Underwood also revealed that he is still able to make it to the bathroom without needing to sit down due to being winded. This is significant, as the coronavirus affects the respiratory system.

As you can see in the quote, The Bachelor star also makes a note of his young age, which could prove helpful fighting the coronavirus. Colton Underwood is one of many to announce that they have the coronavirus this week. Two Game of Thrones vets, Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) and Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand), are among those to share their diagnoses on social media.

Believe it or not, Colton Underwood’s diagnosis is not The Bachelor franchise’s first brush with the pandemic. Earlier this month, Clare Crawley’s 2020 season of The Bachelorette was postponed due to the coronavirus. The delay is thought to potentially alter the lineup of Bachelors that were cast for the season.

As many television series have either been delayed or are ending early, the strain of coronavirus is undoubtedly being felt. Bachelor Nation is bound to rally around the franchise veteran, as he is never far from their hearts or The Bachelor’s mythos. This past season, it seemed like Victoria Fuller might even “pull a Colton.”

Now his fans will have to stay tuned to Colton’s Twitter page to see if there are any updates. Hopefully, he will keep everyone abreast, as he continues to recover from the coronavirus. Here is the video of Underwood sharing the news:

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While you wait for The Bachelorette to eventually arrive, there are this winter and spring’s premieres are here to look forward too. If you need to check out The Bachelor, the thirteenth season is currently streaming on Netflix along with new 2020 arrivals.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.