In a recent episode of his ARN podcast, All Elite Wrestling coach and WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson opened up on his recent battle with COVID-19.

“I got really really sick a couple of weeks ago for about 10 days, thank God it was during the period we were off in AEW and I wasn’t exposed to anybody and quarantined in my house. I know the symptoms vary from person-to-person and age group, but let me tell you, I got sick as hell, it scared me to death. I was in the bed for probably a week, I couldn’t drink anything, I couldn’t eat anything, I was hallucinating. I was looking at my ceiling and I saw ice forming on my ceiling, I had one day there for a minute where I couldn’t catch my breath. It was a lot of things I hadn’t experienced in my life that scared me to death.

What I want to do is reiterate to everybody out there, guys this thing is bad, it’s really bad and it varies from person-to-person, we have not 1000% turned the corner in this getting better, if anything, we’re getting into that peak season where people are starting to talk flu and all that. I’m begging you, tell everybody you know to wear a mask, do the social distancing, just take care of yourself in general, try not to get a col, try not to get the flu. If you don’t have to go somewhere, don’t and I know there’s a huge hangover in this country with all of our nurses and doctors and police officers, you name it, everybody out there on the frontlines have been pulling 80-90, I’m sure 100-hour shifts, so do something for those people, do something nice for a stranger, do something nice for a family member if you can afford to make a house payment for them, or a car payment or take them grocery shopping. We are in a situation here that’s unprecedented and if we don’t look after each other as citizens, it’s not going to get done.

This past Wednesday morning, all of a sudden, I had the antibodies for having COVID, which meant that I had had it, but at no point did I test positive for it, so what was going on in my bedroom for a week was absolutely COVID and it was brutal, it was hard to deal with because all I could do, you go days without drinking water hardly, because you can’t get it down, you go a week without food, it’s tough, so all I’m asking is listen to common sense, go the extra mile. For those of us that can do it, do something nice for a stranger, do something nice for a family member, do something nice for a friend and let’s get this thing knocked out.”

The episode is available in full at this link.