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Derek Hough says he has breakthrough COVID

"DWTS" champion and judge Derek Hough revealed on

"DWTS" champion and judge Derek Hough revealed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Credit: Getty Images for IMDb / Rich Polk

Ballroom professional Derek Hough, a six-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion and a current judge on that ABC competition, revealed Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Hey, everyone. I have some news to share and I wanted you to hear it straight from me," the 36-year-old said in a short Instagram video. "Even though I've been fully vaccinated, I've just been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID. I just found out. And I feel OK," he assured. "I feel strong. But I'm currently taking advice from medical professionals, [and] doing everything I can to get better as fast as I can. I’m currently in quarantine and I'll make sure I keep you guys all updated with what's going on," he said, and conveyed his love to his fans.

TV personality Maria Menounos and actor-dancer Jenna Dewan each posted get-well-soon comments. Hough, who had appeared on Monday's edition of "DWTS," added in the video post's accompanying Instagram caption, "UPDATE: This week's shows in Vegas will be rescheduled for a date soon, stay tuned and I'll announce the new dates shortly!"

His stage show, "Derek Hough: No Limit," began at The Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Sept. 22 and is scheduled to run through Nov. 21.

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