Usain Bolt 'tests positive for coronavirus' days after 34th birthday party
Usain Bolt has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus days after he enjoyed a surprise 34th birthday party
And the retired sprinter took to Instagram on Monday to update his fans following concern for his well-being.
The Jamaican athlete stated he was not displaying symptoms of the virus but was due to travel soon and took a test.
However, he did not reveal the outcome of the Covid-19 test.
His statement came after Jamaican radio station Nationwide90fm claimed that the Olympic record holder had contracted the disease.
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The publication reported that the 34-year-old discovered he had tested positive for the disease on Sunday.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Usain’s reps for further comment.
The news came shortly after the greatest sprinter of all time celebrated his birthday with a surprise party attended by several other sports stars.
The likes of England player Raheem Sterling was in attendance, Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, cricket legend Chris Gayle and reggae singer Christopher Martin were allegedly at the bash organised by Usain’s longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett.
Meanwhile, the athlete recently welcomed a baby girl with Kasi Bennett in May.
In celebration of Kasi’s birthday in July, the pair decided to give the world its first glimpse of their daughter while revealing they have named her Olympia Lightning Bolt.
News of Olympia’s birth was announced by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness on May 18.
‘Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl,’ Holness tweeted.
It came two months after Usain and Kasi, 33, hosted a beautiful baby shower where they revealed the baby’s gender to their friends and family.
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