Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Twitter Tuesday, Pinsky, who is best known as Dr. Drew, thanked everyone for the well wishes and that he was feeling OK.
My Covid Story Day 5. Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Feeling ok today. https://t.co/jbDuL0S2iR— Dr. Drew (@drdrew) December 30, 2020
In another tweet, Pinsky responded to a fan's post about his COVID-19 diagnosis, saying he "didn't convert to positive until day four" and had tested negative twice before testing positive.
"My physician's brain kicked in, and I started worrying I had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia," Pinsky said.
I didn’t convert to positive until day four. Two negative prior. My physician brain kicked in and I started worrying I had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. https://t.co/yB0S0mKp1s— Dr. Drew (@drdrew) December 30, 2020
According to USA Today and People, Pinsky posted pictures on Instagram, which showed him lying in bed. He also posted a video saying that COVID is "no fun."
In April, Pinksy apologized for suggesting the coronavirus was less dangerous than the flu and for calling the pandemic "a press-induced panic" in an interview in March, The Associated Press reported.