Peter Thomas has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The Real Housewives of Atlanta ex-husband, who was previously married to cast member Cynthia Bailey, shared the news in an August 2 Instagram video, in which he described his experience with the virus so far.
Peter explained that after taking the COVID-19 test five times and getting a negative result each time, he finally tested positive after the sixth test. At the time of the video, he had been in bed for eight consecutive days, and was dealing with many of the gastrointestinal symptoms of the virus.
“I’m going to tell you something: Wear your mask. Wear gloves. Practice social distancing,” said Peter. “People come up to me and ask to take pictures all the time and they want me to have the mask off, and they want to hug on me because they say they like me. I take those pictures, and every time I take those pictures, I’m praying to god that I’m not going to get this thing, but it caught up to me.”
Peter shared the details of his symptoms, explaining that he was experiencing the “most excruciating pain” after his stomach had “been a complete wreck for the last eight days.”
“I gotta be in bed for another seven days before they come and take the test again, and I have to be negative twice before i can even think about going back outside,” he said, adding, “I am celebrating because I’m still alive, and I want you guys to take this thing extremely serious because it’s no joke.”
For the latest, most accurate information on coronavirus, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
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