WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley took to Twitter today, revealing that he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Foley says he tested positive for the virus after conducting a virtual signing back on December 12th.
Foley said that there were only two other people in the room at the time of the signing and they were both masked. He says he took off his mask off so he could do a better job during the signing. Foley claims one of the two men in the room told him later that night that he was experiencing symptoms and had tested positive after the signing. That’s when Foley himself went and got tested and it came back positive.
Foley has been staying in a hotel room and missed Christmas and New Year’s with his family. He said,
“So I want people to take this very seriously. I know that some will get kind of a kick out of me contracting the virus after being so adamant about wearing masks and social distancing. I did, I did my best, I — you know, I could have done better. I could have done no appearances, but I did cut back dramatically. I did four virtual signings, two reality shows, two personal appearances, a commercial, and one WWE event for the Undertaker’s retirement in, it’s almost eleven months. So I cut back dramatically, I had 12 COVID tests done and tried to take it as seriously as I could. But it‘s bad stuff, and I hope all of you will take it very seriously. There’s a vaccine and better days on the horizon, but there’s still some tough days ahead. Please, continue to wear your masks, social distance, avoid travel if you can. And hopefully, we’ll look back on 2021 as a much better year than 2020. Wishing all of you the very best and hoping all of your days will be nice.”
I tested positive for COVID following a December virtual signing, and have been isolating in a hotel room for the past 18 days.
Please continue to take this virus seriously – mask up, social distance, look out for one another.
Wishing all of you a happy, healthy new year. pic.twitter.com/WFcM8iuUmi
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) January 2, 2021