"Just waiting to find out if I have been infected or just super sick," Jim Edmonds wrote as he announced he had been tested for the novel coronavirus

By Maria Pasquini
March 28, 2020 03:45 PM
Jim Edmonds
Credit: Jim Edmonds/Instagram

Jim Edmonds has been tested for the novel coronavirus.

The former baseball pro, 49, announced that he was waiting on his results on Saturday, as he documented his trip to the hospital.

“Held off as long as I could. I thought I was tough enough to get through,” he wrote alongside a selfie that showed him wearing a mask. “This virus is no joke #gethealthy.”

“Waiting on tests now,” he added in another Instagram Story post as he commented on the method of testing, which requires a Q-tip-style swab to be inserted into one’s nose for several seconds. “I didn’t know the swab could go that far in someone’s nose,” Edmonds said.

The former Real Housewives of Orange County star also shared that he would be getting an X-ray. “No confirmation on the virus yet,” he wrote in a follow-up message. “Just waiting to find out if I have been infected or just super sick.”

Edmonds added, “Not taking any chances because it is so hard to get tested by the rules of the CDC.”

At home later in the evening, Edmonds shared that he had tested positive for pneumonia.

“I got out of the emergency room and they are waiting for tests. Did get tested for pneumonia, which was positive, which I’ve never had before so just trying to rest up and get better,” he said in an Instagram Story video. “I just wanted to thank everyone for their wishes.”

“I’m doing the best I can right now but not feeling so hot,” he continued. “I’ll let you know how everything’s going when I find out. Stay safe.”

Jim Edmonds
Credit: Jim Edmonds/Instagram
Jim Edmonds
Credit: Jim Edmonds/Instagram

Edmonds shares 21-month-old twin boys Hart and Hayes, and daughter Aspen, 3, with estranged wife Meghan King Edmonds, whom he split from last year.

All three of the children appear to be with their mother, who posted a series of videos on her Instagram Story Saturday that showed the group standing together in a hallway.

The pair split after having had a “contentious argument” with their nanny Carly Wilson, with whom Edmonds has been accused of having an affair. (Both he and Wilson have denied having a sexual relationship.) Edmonds filed for divorce in October.

As of March 28, there have been at least 113,031 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States and 1,895 deaths, according to The New York Times.

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