Written by BET Staff
Charles Barkley is in self-quarantine, taking precautions after feeling under the weather.
The former NBA star spoke to TNT’s The Crossover on Thursday (March 12) to share that he’s fallen ill. He says his doctors suggested testing for COVID-19 and isolating himself while awaiting the results.
“I spent the earlier part of the week in New York City. When I got to Atlanta yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well,” Barkley said on the show. “I talked to a couple people at Turner and a couple doctors and they told me to self-quarantine for the next 48 hours. I started yesterday, this is my second day.”ADVERTISING
Barkley’s announcement comes just two days after his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he told host Stephen Colbert that the coronavirus outbreak has “not at all” affected him.
The Inside the NBA analyst described the spread of the coronavirus as unfortunate and said “you can’t stop living your life.”
On Thursday the NBA announced that a second Utah Jazz player tested positive for the deadly disease. As of March 12, The New York Times reported at least 1,654 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 41 deaths in the United States.