During the last episode of Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho spoke with Dr. Alex Patel, an ICU doctor based out of Toronto, Canada about the coronavirus pandemic.
Surprisingly, Jericho revealed during the episode that he tested positive for COVID-19 back in September, but experienced no symptoms associated with the virus.
Jericho went on to say:
“I tested positive maybe back in September. I had zero symptoms. I had my 10 days in isolation and stayed away from everybody. I didn’t have a symptom, I didn’t even know I had it. I went and got a test in general and they said I was positive. I was like, ‘Really? Are you serious?”
Jericho went on to discuss how he thought it might have been a false positive initially, but said that whenever he takes a COVID test before AEW shows, the results always show that he has antibodies.
Jericho’s AEW schedule saw him wrestling at Dynamite tapings on September 10th, then at a live show on September 30th. This was most likely the period during which he quarantined.
It was also revealed that both Lance Archer and Nick Jackson both tested positive for COVID around the same time.
For a company with such transparency, it comes as a surprise that Jericho’s positive result was kept secret from the AEW fans. However, Jericho came under fire back in August for performing multiple concerts with Fozzy, including one at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
In the weeks following Sturgis, coronavirus cases saw a significant spike increase, with around 250,000 cases being attributed to the motorcycle event. The show was notoriously lax regarding its COVID-19 safety precautions.
You can listen to the entire episode below. Discussion of the COVID-19 incident begins around the 8-minute mark.