Entertainment Cody Rigsby's Fate on DWTS Revealed After Cheryl Burke Contracts COVID-19
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Peloton's Cody Rigsby joked that he's "good to go" after meeting Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm after both were announced as cast members on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars Seaso premieres Monday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
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With hours remaining until the second episode ofseason 30 kicks off, the Peloton instructor addressed his future on the competition after pro partner for coronavirus.
Cody addressed the matter on his Instagram Story, acknowledging "what a crazy weekend" the DWTS team endured in light of Cheryl's illness.
"First and foremost, I want to send all of my love, and thoughts, and healing energy to Miss Cheryl Burke," he shared. "We have spoken a few times. She seems to be in good spirits and feeling well. But I have been throughand I know how crazy this virus can be and it can change at any moment, so just keep her in your thoughts."
Cheryl Burke Tests Positive for COVID Ahead of 'DWTS': Watch Emotional Video
Cheryl Burke Tests Positive for COVID Ahead of 'DWTS': Watch Emotional Video“I have really bad news: I am positive, which means I have COVID,” the pro, 37, said in a Sunday, September 26, Instagram video taken from behind the wheel. “I just got the news now, and … I’ve been feeling progressively worse. The PCR test came back positive, and I just feel so bad.
The celebrity fitness trainer continued, "The competition of Dancing With the Stars must go on. I will be competing. How... is to be determined, so stay tuned."
On Sunday, Sept. 26, Cheryl announced that, despite being fully vaccinated, she contracted COVID-19.
The ballroom performer choked back tears as she told her Instagram followers, "I just feel so bad for Cody. I feel like I'm letting him down. I just feel like s--t, to be quite honest, and it's so overwhelming because it's Sunday, and the show is tomorrow."
"For those of you who don't think COVID is a real thing, it's f--king real, dude," Cheryl continued.
After Cody confirmed he's still eligible to compete, Cheryl expressed gratitude for her partner, writing on Instagram, "So thankful for all your support during this crazy ordeal."
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Cheryl Burke on DWTS Return After COVID: Felt Like 'There Was a Pillow on My Face as I Was Jiving' .
"My lungs felt like they were going to collapse," Cheryl Burke said of returning to Dancing with the Stars with partner Cody Rigsby after recovery from breakthrough COVID-19 case s. The Dancing with the Stars duo had been quarantining after contracting breakthrough cases of COVID-19 before returning for Monday's episode to compete as part of "Disney Heroes" night, taking on the jive to "Stand Out" from A Goofy Movie. On Tuesday night, they danced the Viennese Waltz to the song "Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast.