Reba McEntire has revealed that she may have been wrong when she said she had a breakthrough case of coronavirus.
The 66-year-old country music star and her boyfriend Rex Linn said earlier this month that they were both diagnosed with COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. However, in a recent interview, the TV star explained that she may have experienced a false positive test case alongside a different respiratory virus.
“I said I had COVID but when I had my antibodies tested – it turned out that I had not had COVID,” she explained on the “Talk Shop Live” show. Monday with host Nancy O’Dell (via People).
The star noted that she had her antibodies from her vaccination, so when she developed symptoms, she feared the worst.
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“I had my antibodies from my vaccine,” McEntire explained. “So I had all the symptoms, so I was kinda probably – I was tested, you know the test I had and he said I had it but then the nurse who is came to test me for my antibodies said I probably had the RSV virus. “
Respiratory syncytial virus saw a slight increase this summer, according to the CDC.
RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild cold-like symptoms, but goes away within a week or two. Almost all children are expected to have been infected with RSV by their second birthday. However, due to low numbers over the past year, the agency warns that older infants and toddlers may be at increased risk of serious illness because they were not exposed to the usual amount. .
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McEntire previously said in TikTok livestream that she believed she had COVID-19.
“I just want to say one thing: it’s been a tough year and it’s getting harder again,” the “Fancy” singer wrote. “You guys stay safe. Wear your mask. Do what you have to do. Stay at home. “
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“It’s not fun having this. I had it. Rex and I had it and it’s not fun. You don’t feel good,” McEntire continued. “We have both been vaccinated and still have it, so stay safe, stay home and be protected as best you can.”
Luckily, McEntire says she’s okay and “doing well”.
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“I pray for everyone who contacted him; family members, friends, I’m sure I’m praying for all of you,” McEntire said. “Because all I had was definitely no fun. “
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