Reba McEntire has clarified her previous statement that she tested positive for COVID-19.The country singer, 66, revealed in a TikTok live video earlier this month that she had contracted a “breakthrough case” of the virus despite being vaccinated.READ…
Reba McEntire has clarified her previous statement that she tested positive for COVID-19.
The country singer, 66, revealed in a TikTok live video earlier this month that she had contracted a "breakthrough case" of the virus despite being vaccinated.
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Speaking with Nancy O'Dell on Monday's Talk Shop Live, McEntire said she had actually been suffering from a different virus.
"I did say that I had COVID but when I got tested my antibodies — it came up that I had not had COVID," she said, adding she seemingly had a false positive coronavirus test.
"I had my antibodies from my vaccine," McEntire explained. "So I had all the symptoms, so I was kinda probably — I did get tested, you know the test that I had and it said that I had it but then the nurse that came and tested me for my antibodies said that I probably had the RSV [Respiratory syncytial virus] virus."
RSV is a common respiratory virus with similar symptoms to those of COVID-19, though the death rate is much lower.https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ9FeNWIjr3/
In August, McEntire said she and her boyfriend, actor Rex Linn, had both contracted COVID-19 despite being vaccinated.
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"I just want to say one thing. This has been a hard year and it's getting rougher again," she said, towards the end of a TikTok livestream. "You guys, please stay safe. Wear your mask. Do what you have to do. Stay home.
"It's not fun to get this. I did get it. Rex and I got it and it's not fun. You don't feel good. We were both vaccinated and we still got it, so stay safe, stay home, and be protected the best you can."
Cases like these are called "breakthrough cases," referring to those who have contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated, and have become especially of concern as the Delta variant has caused an increase in infections.
McEntire told O'Dell on Monday that she's feeling "great" following her health scare.
"I'm prayin' for everybody who's contacted it; family members, friends, I'm sure prayin' for all of ya," McEntire said. "'Cause whatever I had, it sure wasn't fun."
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