Arn Anderson never officially tested positive for COVID-19, but he had COVID-19.
Speaking on his ARN podcast alongside Conrad Thompson, Arn revealed that he was laid up at home for a week and quarantined for 10 days due to COVID-19 symptoms. Arn revealed that he couldn't eat or drink and began hallucinating in bed.
Despite the symptoms, Arn never tested positive for COVID-19. However, at the recent AEW tapings, he tested positive for the antibodies, which showed he had the virus at one point despite never registering a positive test.
"As we know, this pandemic has not resolved itself and it's not being resolved. There are thousands of issues and now there's a different strain and issues distributing the vaccine and all the things out of our control. The last few weeks, I've found out a few things personally. I found out there's such thing as a negative-positive test and a positive-negative test. You can have several tests in a row that are all negative, which I did, and overkill every single day. I got really sick a couple of weeks ago for about ten days. Thank God it was during the period we were off for AEW and I wasn't exposed to anybody. I quarantined in my house. I know the symptoms vary by age group, but I got sick as hell and it scared me to death. I was in the bed for maybe a week. Couldn't drink or eat anything, I was hallucinating and looking at my ceiling and saw ice forming on the ceiling. I had one day where I couldn't catch my breath and it was a lot of things I had never experienced in my life and scared me to death. Guys, this thing is bad and is varies from person to person. We have not turned the corner on this getting better. If anything, we're going into a peak season. I'm begging you, tell everyone you know to wear the mask and do social distancing. Take care of your health in general. If you don't have to go somewhere, don't go," said Arn. "The [test] I had this past Wednesday, I had the antibodies for having COVID, which meant that I had it, but at no point did I test positive. What was going on in my bedroom for a week was absolutely COVID. It was brutal and hard to deal with. You go days without water, a week without food."
Arn has had a presence on AEW television throughout the pandemic as a member of the Nightmare Family, often cornering Cody Rhodes for his matches.
Arn did not reveal exactly when he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. He was in Cody's corner on the January 20 AEW Dynamite for his match against Peter Avalon.
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