"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba has tested positive for COVID-19. The television personality detailed her symptoms and battle with the virus in a touching video on Instagram.
"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba has tested positive for COVID-19. The renowned choreographer, who is quarantining at home, shared the details of her diagnosis in an Instagram video, saying:
"I just tested positive for COVID-19, so I'm home, and I'm following the guidelines. I spoke with a representative...I have a fever and a bad cough and lots of aches and pains."
Carrie Ann Inaba visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 3, 2019 in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Inaba explained that she was opening up about her battle because she wanted to urge her fans to be vigilant and safe. She noted that despite following all the protocols strictly put in place, she unfortunately still contracted the virus.
A day before the health update, Inaba brought joy to the faces of her 391,000 followers.
The 52-year-old advised her fans to wear masks, wash hands, and practice social distancing before assuring them that she would take good care of herself while isolating.
In the accompanying caption, Inaba noted that her video was a friendly reminder for the upcoming holiday season. The comments section was filled with get well soon messages from fans and colleagues.
Dancer Alan Bersten wished her a quick recovery while season 29 "DWTS" contestant Chrishell Stause sent her lots of love. A day before the health update, Inaba brought joy to the faces of her 391,000 followers.
She uploaded a heartwarming and happy photo of herself. She was dressed in a daring white long-sleeved dress with a turtle neck and a keyhole in front that gave a glimpse of her cleavage.
The outfit featured a long skirt hem with pleats and paired the dress with silver strappy heels. "The Talk" host radiated bliss as she posed with both hands to the sky, and the bottom of her dress dramatically swung in the air.
In the caption of the photo which was taken in the parking lot of CBS, the TV personality addressed finding joy in dark moments and urged her followers to create theirs whenever and wherever.
In November, Inaba opened up about her experience judging season 29 of the ABC dance competition. During an episode of her show, "The Talk," she spoke about receiving backlash and being bullied by fans because of her judging.
She noted that the mean comments wouldn't change the way she judges contestants. The "In Living Color" star was at the receiving end of a lot of heat after she harshly criticized Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev.