DANCING With The Stars’ Cody Rigsby was unable to perform in the latest episode of the show as his partner had tested positive for coronavirus.
The dancer and Cheryl Burke evaded elimination and had their performance judged based on their rehearsal footage from days prior.
Does Cody Rigsby have covid and is he leaving Dancing with the Stars?
Cody Rigsby took to social media on September 30, 2021, to announce he had contracted coronavirus.
He got sick just three days after his dance partner Cheryl Burke announced she had the virus.
It is the second time Cody has had coronavirus this year.
Back in January, Cody contracted coronavirus and said he "got hit pretty hard" with symptoms at the time.
"It took me a lot to bounce back," he said. "Even returning to physical activity, it took me like, five weeks after my diagnosis to even feel normal. It's a work in progress."
It is unclear how Cody's diagnosis will affect him in the competition.
Cody took to social media to describe his symptoms in a video on Thursday, saying he was having congestion and a mild headache.
"Hi friends, I wanted to check in with you to share some news. While I am fully vaccinated and took many precautions, following CDC guidelines, I recently tested positive for COVID19," he wrote.
"To properly rest and recover as well as avoid exposing others, I will be taking a break in the coming days. I appreciate all your support and I'll be back as soon as I am ready."
What happened to Cheryl Burke?
Burke was forced to quit DWTS as she was diagnosed with coronavirus.
She got emotional in a clip posted to Instagram on her way to the test center as she explained she felt "run down" and was "scared" to have caught the virus.
"Not only do I feel scared and at a loss for words, I also do feel run down a bit," she told her 653,000 followers in the three-minute-long video.
She added that she didn't want to let partner Cody down because their "salsa was so good" ahead of their performance.
Explaining that she is fully vaccinated – having had two doses of the Moderna vaccine – she later confirmed she had contracted the virus.
"I have really bad news, I am positive, which means I have Covid. I just got the news now and I've been anticipating it, just waiting," Cheryl added.
"I've been feeling progressively worse," she continued, getting choked up and wiping away tears. "I feel so bad. I feel so bad for Cody.
"I feel like I'm letting him down. I just feel like s***, to be quite honest. It's so overwhelming because the show is tomorrow."
Shaking her head and muttering under her breath as she sniffled, she added: "I just hope I didn't spread it.
"For those of you who don't think COVID is a real thing, it's f***ing real, dude. So I have to quarantine for 10 days."
What did people tell Cody Rigsby about his diagnosis?
Amid Cody's news about contracting coronavirus, fans of DWTS took to Twitter to wish both him and Cheryl well.
One user wrote: "Hope this duo get well soon fast…"
Another replied: "Sad to hear this. Stay strong. Feel better. #DWTS"
A third said: "If Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke both have COVID can they train in a room just the two of them and have it taped? Can’t have Cody miss Britney week! #dwts"
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