Jim Edmonds has been hospitalized after feeling “super sick” in recent days.
As his estranged wife, Meghan King Edmonds, cares for their three young children in Los Angeles, the former Real Housewives of Orange County husband and ex-MLB player shared a series of updates on his Instagram Stories, the first of which featured a photo of Jim wearing a mask.
“Held off as long as I could. I thought I was tough enough to get through. This virus is no joke,” Jim, 49, wrote in the caption of the photo, also adding the hashtag, “#gethealthy.”
In the moments that followed, Jim shared a series of other posts on his Instagram Stories, starting with a message that read, “Waiting on tests now… P.S. I didn’t know the swab could go that far in someone’s nose.”
Jim then told his online audience that he was getting an X-ray, likely on his chest.
According to Jim, he’s been feeling under the weather for some time and doesn’t know if he’s been infected with COVID-19 or if he’s “just super sick.”
“No confirmation on the virus yet. Just waiting to find out if I have been infected or just super sick,” he explained.
In his final Instagram Stories post, Jim told his followers he was “not taking any chances because it is so hard to get tested by the rules of the CDC (Center of Disease Control).”
On Tuesday, Meghan confirmed the three children she shares with Jim, including three-year-old daughter Aspen and one-year-old twin sons Hayes and Hart, were with her in Los Angeles as Jim remained at home in St. Louis.
“At the advice of our pediatrician, we have decided that our kids are going to stay where they were when this whole ‘safer at home’ started,” she shared on her Instagram Stories at the time. “And it was with me, so they’re going to stay with me until this passes. Stay safe guys.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim as he awaits his test results, as well as the millions of other people around the world who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.