'My Body Is Exhausted': Pregnant Shawn Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Feels 'Nervous'

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Feb. 1 2021, Published 11:23 a.m. ET

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Pregnant Shawn Johnson revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 on her Instagram Story over the weekend. 

"Got my results back today and they came back positive for Covid," the former olympian — who is expecting her second child with husband Andrew East — told her 2.8 million followers on Sunday, January 31.

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Besides being pregnant, Johnson admitted she was "nervous knowing I'm positive" since her daughter, Drew, 1, has been fighting a respiratory syncytial virus for the past two weeks. "My body is exhausted," she confessed before adding that she's also concerned because: "1: I don't want to get my family sick. 2: I have asthma and have had it my entire life so this scares me a little extra."

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Johnson shared with her followers that she had a "very close family member fight for his life last month while battling Covid so it's a serious topic of concern/hits home in our household."

While noting that her symptoms include "a cough, terrible sore throat and headache," Johnson, 29, joked that she also had "fatigue for sure but... that's pregnancy haha."

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The mother-of-one clarified that she's "not looking for any kind of pitty [sic] party. Just a reminder to take care of yourself. Drink an extra water tonight and wash your hands."

East, 29 — who has been married to the Dancing With The Stars alum since 2016 — took to his respective Instagram on Sunday and asked fans and followers to pray for his wife, their "little bean" (aka their unborn child) and "for everyone else struggling with sickness or illness."

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Last month, East shared that he tested positive for the coronavirus in the lovebirds' pregnancy announcement video. 

"We were in this time of celebration and we wanted to tell her parents and her friends [about the baby], then I ended up having to friggin' self-isolate for 10 days," the former NFL athlete explained. 

"We were scared to begin with that you had COVID. We weren't sure if Drew had it, we weren't sure if I had it," Johnson — who suffered a miscarriage in October 2017 — added. "I got so scared of potentially increasing my risks of miscarriage."


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