Colton Underwood of 'Bachelor' Fame Shares Timeline of His Experience Battling COVID-19

The football player turned expert in televised polyamory got hit by the coronavirus while being away from the city he lives in. He shared his experience through his Instagram to let his followers know what it feels like.

It seems that the coronavirus pandemic is not only hitting hard on elderly people, but it’s also affecting the younger ones. That was the case of “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood, who recently tested positive on COVID-19 and wanted to share his illness with his fans.

Colton explained on a video he posted on his Instagram that he is a healthy 28-year-old man who eats well, exercises regularly, gets plenty of sleep, but he got sick anyway. As he wrote his experience he said:  “I’m sharing my story publicly because this is scary. I am scared."

During his quarantine and illness period, he was being cared for by his girlfriend Cassie and her family, at their house at Huntington Beach, CA. Colton mentioned how absolutely kind they all were taking care of him, especially Cassie.


A week before the celebrity got the results, he and Cassie headed to her parents’ house at Huntington Beach, CA to stay away with the family, but before that, Colton had been in several events which eventually led him to be infected.

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Hi, just wanted to give you a health update. The last few days were rougher than I expected. The most prominent symptoms are my cough, night sweats and shortness of breathe. Breathing is challenging, the best way to describe it is feeling like I only have access to 20% of my lungs. I can only imagine how people with pre-existing health conditions feel with this. I’ve been journaling throughout this and I’ll share some of those soon. This morning was the first time that I’ve felt any real type of improvement since the beginning of this. Im hopeful that I’ve turned the corner and will be back to 100% soon. We are very lucky that all of this was manageable at home after getting the proper medicine. I’m on the third story of the Randolph’s home, isolated from the rest of the family (The Health Department called and spoke to both Cassie’s mom and me to make sure we understood timing and what to do). When they make food they make an extra plate and drop it off and have been checking on me regularly to make sure I am comfortable and breathing! They have been amazing and have been taking great care of me. Stay positive people...We got this!

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By March 18th, Colton got very sick and the positive results of the test turned the family house upside down. Cassie and her mom focused on research about COVID-19 to help Colton recover as soon as possible through the protocol of home isolation.

The former football player wrote in his journal:

“I was still achy, tired, and winded. Breathing was hard, and my breaths were shallow. It felt like I was only able to use 20 percent of my lungs. I put on a brave face, but I was frightened”


The worst days were around the 21st and 22nd, wrote Colton: “I slept 15 or 16 hours each day. Just coughing and trying to breathe took all my energy. I couldn’t catch my breath, and everything hurt”.

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Today, I woke up seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I had my best sleep in more than a week and feel closer to my normal self. I still have a mild cough but the aches and pains are gone. I’m just feeling grateful right now that I still have a life. I realize that my case was not as severe as others and I am lucky we managed it at home. I am in awe of the doctors and nurses who are on the front lines saving lives and the grocery checkers and truckers and everyone else helping people stay fed and comforted. We’ve learned that superheroes are real, not just in the movies. I never thought I’d know as much about supply chains or use the phrase “flatten the curve” when not referring to my stomach after a big meal. Please continue to practice kindness. Keep a distance. Stay safe. Let’s shut this thing down and put it in our rearview mirror. We’re all in this together.

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By the 24th, Colton posted a video on Instagram telling his fans that he was starting to feel much better. “I woke up seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I had my best sleep in more than a week and feel closer to my normal self”, wrote in the post.

“Bachelor” star is really a nice human. At the age of 23, he started a non-profit organization focused on treating people living with cystic fibrosis, in honor of his cousin who was born with this disorder.


Other celebrities who are also affected by the virus, are sharing their experiences through their social media accounts to encourage their fans to make all the efforts to stay home and practice social distancing as much as possible during this time.

Debi Mazar, took to Instagram to describe her symptoms and to tell her fans she’s fine after testing positive for COVID-19. Her family got some symptoms “but it felt unusual”, Mazar wrote. Two weeks later, Mazar woke up with high fever and “super intense body aches.”

Debi has been in quarantine since the results and will stay like that for at least 14 more days. “One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough. Stay home people! Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Build up your immune systems,” she advised to her fans.

ⓘ We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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