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Coronavirus Patient & NBA Star Rudy Gobert Is Asking Other Patients If They Too Have This Symptom

Rudy Gobert was one of the first celebrities to be diagnosed with the Coronavirus and the news was made public on March 11, 2020.

The 27-year-old Utah Jazz star tweeted out a message this weekend about one of the symptoms he is experiencing.

“Just to give you guys an update, loss of smell and taste is definitely one of the symptoms, haven’t been able to smell anything for the last 4 days. Anyone experiencing the same thing?,” Rudy asked his fans.

Many responded to Rudy, including Kathy Griffin, who said, “Yes Rudy, here is a piece about it in the New York Times. It has also been reported other places.”

Find out which other celebrity said their big symptom is also loss of smell and taste.

Rudy Gobert, Who Has Coronavirus, Donates $500,000 to Support Community Amid Pandemic

Rudy Gobert had made a donation to help the coronavirus pandemic.

The Utah Jazz basketball team announced on Saturday (March 14) that the 27-year-old basketball player is donating “more than $500,000″ to support both the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and COVID-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.

“I am humbled by the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France, in addition to my appreciation for the state of Oklahoma and my care there, and of course, my Utah Jazz family,” Rudy said in a statement via Instagram.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Rudy had tested positive for the coronavirus. After news broke, the NBA decided to suspend the rest of the basketball season to help try and prevent the spread of the virus.

“I know there are countless ways that people have been impacted,” Rudy continued. “These donations are a small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference, while continuing to learn more about COVID-19 and educate others. Much gratitude, RG.”

Rudy‘s donation comes after he apologized for jokingly touching everything while leaving a press conference discussing COVID-19.

NBA Player Rudy Gobert Breaks Silence on Coronavirus Diagnosis, Apologizes for Viral Video

Utah Jazz NBA player Rudy Gobert has issued a statement over his Coronavirus diagnosis.

“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment,” the 27-year-old athlete posted on Instagram. “The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously.”

This statement is referring to the video earlier in the week where Rudy jokingly touched everything while leaving a press conference discussing COVID-19.

“I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus . I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love,” he added.

Find out which celebrities have come forward and revealed they have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Who is Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz Player Who Reportedly Tested Positive for Coronavirus?

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert is reportedly the first athlete to test positive for the coronavirus.

The NBA announced they were suspending the rest of the season on Wednesday night (March 11). The decision was made after the game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed following the 27-year-old basketball player being diagnosed with the illness, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Players from the Jazz and Thunder are currently being quarantined inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The league has told tams that have played Utah in the last 10 days should self-quarantine.

Ahead of the game, the Jazz announced that Ruby and Emmanuel Mudiay would not be playing due to illness. According to CBS Sports, Rudy was not at the arena, and was back at the team hotel in Oklahoma City.

Rudy was born in Saint-Quentin, France. His father was also a professional basketball player and played for the French national team in the 1980s. Rudy started playing basketball in 2003 for a club team. In 2010, he participated in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the French under-18 national team, where he finished as the team’s best scorer and rebounder.

Back in the 2013 NBA draft, Rudy was selected by the Denver Nuggets before being traded to the Utah Jazz.

As of right now, it is not known if Rudy recently traveled or how he contracted the coronavirus. He has not addressed his diagnosis publicly yet.

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