‘Chrisley Knows Best’: Todd Chrisley Hospitalized After Testing Positive for Coronavirus
Some people have called coronavirus (COVID-19) the great equalizer as anyone can be infected. Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best is one of the latest stars to test positive for the virus. As a relatively healthy man under 60, Todd wasn’t in one of the groups who are especially at risk of dying from the virus, but regardless of his health and age, he says that battling the virus was one of the hardest things he’s done.
Todd Chrisley’s battle with coronavirus
As Todd is finally on the mend, he felt it appropriate to share his experience on the Apr. 8 episode of his podcast Chrisley Confessions.
“It has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years I’ve been on this earth,” he said. “I cannot ever tell you a time in my life where I have ever been as sick as what I had been with the coronavirus.
His wife Julie Chrisley echoed his sentiments.
“This is serious. This is something that we’ve been dealing with for the past few weeks,” Julie said. “Todd and I have been together for 25 years, I have never in 25 years seen him as sick as what he was in the past few weeks.”
He fought the illness for three weeks and had to be hospitalized for four and a half days.
Todd and Julie Chrisley’s thoughts on social distancing
Throughout the episode, both Todd and Julie stressed how important social distancing is.
“If you are doubting or have not been affected by corona personally … you need to know that this is serious,” Julie said. “There are people who are dying and we have to take it seriously. We have to practice social distancing, and we have to stay in if at all possible.”
For Todd, the illness changed the way that he viewed things.
“This has been a life-altering experience for me. I know it’s been a life-altering experience for everyone in my family,” he said.
Though Todd is on the mend, he said that he is still not completely better. Currently, he feels like he’s 70 to 75% recovered.
“I think that what it has taught me is to look around and see the things that truly, truly matter — and what matters is health,” he said. “You can have all the money in the world but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing. It’s been a tough, tough three weeks.”
How did Todd find out he had coronavirus?
Getting tested for coronavirus has proven difficult for many people. Luckily after a trip to urgent care, Todd was able to get tested.
“He went into an urgent care just like the rest of u would,” Todd’s daughter Savannah wrote on Instagram. “After getting tested he went back home and stayed quarantined in his bedroom for 7 days and then his test came back..POSITIVE..when mom and I read that our hearts dropped.”
When he didn’t get better, he had to go to the hospital.
“Dad’s symptoms were worsening as days went on..finally at 3 am on a Sunday he woke mom up saying he has to go to the ER..he couldn’t fight it any longer,” she continued.