Cheryl Burke, one of the professional partners on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," announced in an Instagram video she posted Sunday that she had tested positive for a case of breakthrough COVID-19.
"I have really bad news: I am positive, which means I have COVID. I just got the news now and I have been anticipating just waiting around since 7 this morning," Burke, 37, said in the emotional three-minute video. Burke is partnered this season with Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby.
"Not only do I feel scared and at a loss for words, I do feel run down a little bit. And I feel really sad, because I don't want to let Cody down," Burke said. She added that the salsa she and Rigsby had prepared for Monday's live show "was so good."
Burke, who received the Moderna vaccine, said she'll have to quarantine at home for 10 days, according to the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A number of fans and celebrities, including "The Talk" co-host Amanda Kloots and country singer Jimmie Allen, sent messages of support to Burke. Rigsby has not yet publicly commented.
It was still unknown whether Rigsby would dance with a new partner on Monday's show. On the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," he and Burke scored a 24 out of 40 from judges Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Len Goodman for their tango to Dua Lipa's song "Physical."