Jim Edmonds provided an update on his diagnosis on Wednesday.
Former Los Angeles Angels star, Jim Edmonds, who announced on Instagram last week that he was being tested for symptoms of the coronavirus, revealed on Wednesday that he did in fact test positive for the virus, but is feeling better and symptom free.
“I appreciate everyone who has said well wishes and wished me the best,” Edmonds said within a series of Instagram stories posted on Wednesday night.
Edmonds revealed he tested positive for both pneumonia and the coronavirus.
“I did get a test back, positive, for [coronavirus],” Edmonds said. “I am completely symptom free now and doing really well, so I must have had it for a while before I got tested. Thank God I quarantined myself and listened to what everyone said and kept our curve at our house flattened.”
Edmonds said his daughter has been tested, but she is currently symptom free.
He joked that he is losing his mind while stuck at home, spending his free time cleaning his garage. At the end of his series of posts, he sent a clear message to fans to take the virus seriously.
“Do not take this lightly. If you don’t feel good, go to the doctor, or go to the emergency room if you can’t breathe. Because that’s what happened to me. They didn’t want to test me and I forced them to take me into the emergency room.”
Edmonds played for the Angels for seven seasons between 1993-1999. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in a deal that brought eventual ALCS MVP Adam Kennedy to Anaheim. He is currently a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest.
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