A breakthrough case. Cheryl Burke examined constructive for COVID-19 regardless of being “fully vaccinated” with Moderna forward of the second week of Dancing With the Stars.
“I have really bad news: I am positive, which means I have COVID,” the professional, 37, mentioned in a Sunday, September 26, Instagram video taken from behind the wheel. “I just got the news now, and … I’ve been feeling progressively worse. The PCR test came back positive, and I just feel so bad.”
The California native started to cry, saying, “I feel so bad for [my partner], Cody [Rigsby], I feel like I’m letting him down. I just feel like s–t to be quite honest, and it’s so overwhelming because it’s Sunday and the show’s tomorrow. … I just hope I didn’t spread it. For those of you who don’t think COVID is a real thing, it’s f–king real, dude. … I don’t know what to say. I’ll be in bed. God, I can’t believe this happened.”
The dancer additionally filmed herself driving to get her check and describing her signs. “Not only do I feel scared and at a loss for words, I do feel run-down a little bit,” Burke informed her Instagram followers. “And I feel really sad, because I don’t want to let Cody down. Our freaking salsa was so good.”
It is unclear what the I Can Do That alum’s information will imply for Rigsby’s future on season 30 of the present, and the Peloton biking teacher, 34, has but to publicly remark. ABC will deal with the scenario throughout the dwell Monday, September 27, episode. In the previous, when a professional is compelled to go away the present as a consequence of harm, a brand new skilled dancer has been offered. However, it’s unclear what the protocols are this season amid the pandemic.
The pair carried out a tango final week, scoring 24 out of 40. “Can we talk about @cherylburke?!?” Rigsby gushed by way of Instagram on the time. “How amazing is my @dancingabc partner ? Boos send her some love.”
That similar week, Burke wrote an emotional essay for Us Weekly completely on competing on the ABC present sober, noting that she felt “super lucky” to have Rigsby’s help.
“He has family members that struggle with addiction, and he is such a huge mental health advocate,” the Dance Moms star wrote on September 20. “I know a lot of people say that his classes really got them through the pandemic, which is amazing. We both practice meditation and mindfulness and have deep conversations off the dance floor already so I am super lucky to have his support.”