Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) News: Cody Rigsby Diagnosed With COVID-19 Days After Partner Cheryl Burke Tested Positive

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Dancing With The Stars Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) news reveals that celeb dancer Cody Rigsby has announced he has tested positive for coronavirus just days after his professional partner, Cheryl Burke, was diagnosed with the virus.

Dancing With the Stars News – Who Has Coronavirus?

Burke told fans on Sunday, September 26 via an Instagram video that she was diagnosed with COVID-19 yet is, “fully vaccinated.”

She added, “I have really bad news: I am positive, which means I have COVID. I just got the news now, and … I’ve been feeling progressively worse. The PCR test came back positive, and I just feel so bad.”

She also said that she felt bad for Rigsby because she was, “letting him down.” Ironically she also said that she hoped she, “didn’t spread,” the virus to anyone on the set of the ABC dance competition.

Dancing With The Stars News – Cheryl Burke Speaks Out

Now her dance partner Cody Rigsby has announced that he has tested positive for the virus. When Cheryl revealed her news Cody responded on social media that he sent, “all of my love and thoughts and healing energy” to his partner. He added, “The competition of Dancing With the Stars must go on. I will be competing,” he teased. “How… is to be determined, so stay tuned.”

During the Monday, September 27 episode Rigsby and Burke were judged on a videotape of a rehearsal dance and they staved off elimination.

Dancing With the Stars News – What Happens Next On DWTS?

Rigsby told Us Weekly on Monday’s that rehearsals were, “up in the air,” for the next week as Burke recovered. Of course everything has now changed.

At the time he said, “We’ve got a few options here. … Option A is that I rehearse with a sub partner for the entire week, and I also perform with that person depending on when Cheryl is cleared. Then the other option might be I dance with a sub and then Cheryl is safe the day [of the show] last minute and dances with me on Monday,” he said. “That’s to be determined. All of this is kind of determined by people who know a lot more about COVID and CDC guidelines, so we’re at the helm of their duty.”

We will bring you the latest news on this developing story as it happens.

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