- Greg Rikaart, a ‘Young and the Restless’ vet, tests positive for the coronavirus.
- He was originally diagnosed with pneumonia and tested negative for the flu.
- Rikaart will continue to self-isolate until he goes back to his family.
The Young and the Restless actor Greg Rikaart has sadly tested positive for the coronavirus. He took to social media to inform his following about the news. According to his post, he said that he had been experiencing symptoms for a while and was initially diagnosed with pneumonia.
“I just tested positive for coronavirus. I am a pretty healthy 43-year-old who doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink much, eats well and exercises regularly and this has been the hardest experience of my life. Two+ weeks ago, everyone in my house had a bit of a cough and my son came home from school with a high fever. Everyone recovered, but I deteriorated. I isolated from my family and have been in solo quarantine since Saturday the 14th. I had a fever for 11 days, difficulty breathing and was diagnosed with pneumonia,” he writes.
Greg Rikaart tests positive for COVID-19
He continues, “I’m confident that I have finally turned the proverbial corner and am fever free today for the first time since this all started. I was told to stay isolated for another 72 hours before I acclimate back into my family. So, nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4-5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys. Furthermore, I want to thank you all for the well wishes and I hope you heed the warnings. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay inside. ❤️”
He had been updating his followers for quite a while before being officially diagnosed. Rikaart originally shared that he had tested negative for the flu and the doctor he was seeing did not believe he had the coronavirus.
Rikaart had been with the soap opera since 2003 and made his departure back in 2017. He would return later on for a recurring stint. All of us at DYR hope that he makes a quick recovery soon!