Reba McEntire didn't have COVID-19 in the end

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Reba McEntire credit:Bang Showbiz
Reba McEntire credit:Bang Showbiz

Reba McEntire found out she didn't have COVID-19 in the end.

The 66-year-old country music star and her partner, Rex Linn, both tested positive for the virus recently despite being fully vaccinated.

She said in a TikTok live-stream: "I just want to say one thing: this has been a hard year and it's getting rougher again. You guys, please stay safe. Wear your mask. Do what you have to do. Stay home.

"It's not fun to get this. I did get it. Rex and I got it and it's not fun. You don't feel good. We were both vaccinated and we still got it, so stay safe, stay home, and be protected the best you can."

However, when she was tested for antibodies, it turned out she had all the symptoms of coronavirus, but her nurse suggested it was more likely to be the RSV virus (Respiratory syncytial virus).

Appearing on 'Talk Shop Live' with Nancy O’Dell, Reba said: “I did say that I had COVID but when I got tested my antibodies — it came up that I had not had COVID.

“I had my antibodies from my vaccine.

“So I had all the symptoms, so I was kinda probably — I did get tested, you know the test that I had and it said that I had it but then the nurse that came and tested me for my antibodies said that I probably had the RSV virus.”

Reba had admitted the ongoing pandemic has been impacting her plans to head out on tour, as she isn’t sure what the next year will bring.

She added: "I have no idea what plans for next year are. You know, the COVID thing has really hit hard and spikes are going everywhere right now ... and it's all over the country — this new variant.

“We have plans right now to go back on tour in January, February and March. We have plans with being with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars in December — the first two weeks, almost three weeks of December — but we don't know if that's going to go.

"We're just gonna move forward, keep praying that everybody stays safe and healthy, and wear your mask and just be safe.”

Meanwhile, the ‘Does He Love You’ singer confirmed her romance with ‘CSI: Miami’ actor Rex back in October last year.

She said: "Getting back in the dating world for me is fun and exciting.

"It's good to have a person to talk to, laugh with, get into subjects about what's going on. Discussions about our past, our family, funny stories, him being an actor, me being an actress. And he's very into my music. I'm very into his career.

"It's just great getting to talk to somebody who I find very interesting, very funny, very smart and is interested in me, too."

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