Peter Thomas recently shared the news that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” opened up about his experience with the virus following his diagnosis, and shared a few tips to help people prevent the spread of the disease.
“Good afternoon social media world. I’m in bed, of course. I am in bed. But I’m in bed. I’m in bed now for the last eight days, and if I told you I take the COVID test five times, and I was negative five times; well the sixth time I was positive,” Peter explained in a video he posted to Instagram on Sunday, August 2. “And I’m gon’ tell you something. Wear your mask, wear gloves, practice social distancing.”
Cynthia Bailey‘s ex-husband who now operates Bar ONE restaurant in Miami then went on to reveal how he believed he contracted COVID-19. “People come up to me and ask me to take pictures all the time and they want me to have the mask off and they wanna hug on me ’cause they say they like me. I take those pictures. And every time I take those pictures I’m praying to God that I’m not going to get this thing. But it caught up to me. It’s the most excruciating pain that I could think of,” he said before opening up about his symptoms.
“My stomach..my stomach [has] been a complete wreck for the last eight days, pain, constant cramping; pain is crazy. Chills, all day, all night, chills. Waking up in cold sweat. Constantly have to keep my body hydrated. No appetite, diarrhea, throwing up, eight days in a row,” he stressed.
“I gotta be in bed for another seven days before they come and take the test again, and I have to be negative twice before I can even think about going back outside. I guess I should be celebrating because here in Miami there’s over 260 people dying every day for the last seven days; on an average of 260 people dying, I am celebrating ’cause I’m still alive,” he added. “But I want you guys to take this thing extremely serious, because it’s no joke. The pain don’t go away. Your body is extremely sensitive, the slightest little thing. It’s like constant pain everywhere. I can’t wait for this sh-t to be over.”
Peter was on “RHOA” for several years before splitting from Cynthia in 2017. As of late, he’s been running his Miami restaurant.