Cheryl Burke has tested positive for COVID-19
The 37-year-old dancer has announced news of her diagnoses via Instagram, shortly before she was due to perform alongside Cody Rigsby on 'Dancing With the Stars'
29 September 2021
In an emotional video, Cheryl - who has received the Moderna vaccine -
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explained: "The PCR test came back, and it came back positive.
"I feel so bad for Cody. I feel like I'm letting him down. I just feel like s***, to be quite honest. And it's so overwhelming because it's Sunday, and the show's tomorrow."
Cheryl is now required to quarantine for a 10-day period, and the dancer is hoping that she hasn't infected anyone else among the cast and crew on 'Dancing With the Stars'.
She said in her video message: "I figured I should let you guys know since I've been as open and as real and vulnerable as I could be here.
"I just hope I didn't spread it. For those of you who don't think COVID is a real thing, it's f****** real, dude. So I have to quarantine for 10 days and I've been ordered to stay home … I'll be in bed. I can't believe this happened."
Last week, Cheryl and Cody made their debut as a partnership on the dancefloor, performing the tango to 'Physical' by Dua Lipa. They achieved a score of 24 out of 40 from the judges.
Cheryl also thanked her social media followers at the time for their support.
She wrote on Instagram: "So excited to finally reveal my partner @codyrigsby!! Tonight was unreal, thank you guys for all of the support
- we are just getting started and we can't do it without our #boocrew!
Meanwhile, ABC has not yet confirmed what Cheryl's diagnosis means for Cody and his participation on the show.