NJPW Star Kazuchika Okada Confirms He Has COVID-19


NJPW Superstar Kazuchika Okada has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. NJPW announced that Okada, along with other wrestlers such as Sho, Yoh, Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru were all pulled from the Wrestling Dontaku event on May 4th after they all tested positive for the virus.

Okada noted that he was in close contact with several talents who began to feel a fever and was pulled from the event. He tested negative multiple times but ended up becoming feverish and eventually tested positive. Okada said that his wife stayed at her parents’ place while he quarantined and that he tried to train at home but didn’t have the energy. Okada says he has regained some sense of taste and is on the road to recovery. No timetable has been set for Okada’s return to the ring at this time.

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