Charles Barkley has revealed that he tested negative for COVID-19 after showing symptoms of the virus on March 12.
“I’ve received my COVID-19 test results this morning and they are negative,” Barkley said Monday in a statement released by Turner Sports, per reuters.com. “I’d like to thank everyone for reaching out and expressing your concern and support. You all be safe and please take the necessary actions to help ensure your well-being.”
The retired NBA star called into Inside the NBA on TNT and explained that he did not feel well following a trip to Atlanta, so he was being cautious as he awaits results.
“I spent the earlier part of the week in New York City. When I got to Atlanta yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well,” Barkley recalled. “I talked to a couple people at Turner and a couple doctors and they told me to self-quarantine for the next 48 hours. I started yesterday, this is my second day.”
“I haven’t been feeling great and they didn’t want me to take any chances,” the Inside the NBA analyst continued. “I went and took the coronavirus test late this afternoon, I have not gotten the results back. So I’m just kinda in limbo right now.”