Chrisley shared the news during a Wednesday episode of his Chrisley Confessions podcast.
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“I mean, folks, come on. Can we talk about this b—h called corona?” Chrisley said. “I have been battling corona for three weeks. I was in the hospital for four and a half days, fever between 100 to 103, and it has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years that I have been on this earth.” He added he’s hoping to get better every day, “but as of right now, folks, I still am not clicking on all cylinders. I am probably about 70 to 75% of what I normally am, but that last 25% is kicking my a**.”
Chrisley said that battling the disease has been “life-altering” for him and his family.
“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.”
Chrisley’s daughter Savannah also took to social media to discuss her father’s diagnosis.
“I’ve never been so scared in my life,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday. “When everything started with COVID-19, I was like a lot of u … my mindset was ‘Wash your hands, don’t touch people and you’ll be okay.’ BUT BOY HAS THAT IRRESPONSIBLE MINDSET CHANGED! When dad started getting sick, I immediately started worrying.”
Chrisley Knows Best follows the lives of outspoken patriarch and real estate mogul Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family, which includes his wife Julie, their children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, their granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s mother Nanny Faye. The series wrapped its most recent season 7 in November.
As of April 9, there are 395,030 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the U.S. and 12,740 deaths. Worldwide, there are 1.4 million confirmed cases and more than 85,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
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