The Bachelorette's Peter Giannikopoulos says he's Covid-19 positive in Instagram post, fans say 'stay strong'

Other than testing Covid-19 positive, Peter also met with an accident which could have been fatal but he came out of it with minor injury in his nose


                            The Bachelorette's Peter Giannikopoulos says he's Covid-19 positive in Instagram post, fans say 'stay strong'
Peter Giannikopoulos (ABC)

Peter Giannikopoulos, one of Tayshia Adams' new suitors on ‘The Bachelorette’, has tested positive for Covid-19. Peter, who first arrived at 'The Bachelorette' bubble in Palm Springs during Tuesday, November 10, night's episode, shared his diagnosis on his Instagram page.

In a lengthy and emotional post he wrote, “The past 24 hours have truly been some of the hardest in my life. Yesterday I tested positive for Covid and have begun two week quarantine. I am going through a lot of emotions at the moment with so many thoughts in my head as to how this happened. I felt lousy for a few days but didn’t believe I would contract the virus when I have been wearing a mask in public, washing and sanitizing hands regularly, and following social distancing protocol during work. This is an example no matter who we are or what we do, we are all vulnerable.”

Other than testing Covid-19 positive, Peter also met with an accident which could have been fatal but he came out of it with minor injury in his nose, he stated. “As if the positive news wasn’t bad enough, while driving home from the clinic my anxiety started to get the best of me. As a result of the anxiety, I lost consciousness behind the wheel and my car went off road through a guard rail and hit a pole. The air bag deployed, driver side door was wedged in, broken glass everywhere, and I was 5ft away from smashing into a building. All I remember was waking up to people shouting for help, as I was in a deep daze and confusion. I didn’t know where I was, how I got there, or what happened. Luckily I came out of it with only a small gash on my nose. Truly a blessing as I am a firm believer I had angels watching over me.”

Peter’s case is an example of how one can contract the disease even after being very careful and following all preventive measures. He further wrote, “Covid is something we all need to face head on and stay positive during these times. We can’t run away from it nor pretend it does not exist. It creates immense anxiety as a result of me losing consciousness behind the wheel. In moments like this, lean against each other for support and positivity. Although my symptoms are evident, I am going to fight this and win. I understand so many lives have been impacted and my heart goes out to every single person affected. It’s okay to be nervous, anxious, and feeling uncertain, but just remember we are all in it together Love, PG.”

Peter, a real estate advisor, has started a two-week quarantine after testing positive on Monday, November 9. Fans wished quick recovery of Peter on the social media platform. One fan said, “Healing thoughts coming your way!” Another wrote: “You got this Peter! Glad to hear you’re OK—you are in control, remember that!” “Peter - sorry to hear this; thinking of you and wishing you well. You got this - stay strong,” wrote another fan.

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