Youtube star Shane Dawson believes that he might have already contracted coronavirus in January after experiencing flu-like symptoms that doctors claimed were not a flue. Dawson also thinks he could have spread the virus to several other people including his fiancé Ryland Adams and fellow YouTuber Jeffree Star.
Shane explained on Instagram stories how he experienced flu-like symptoms earlier this year. However, he got tested for all possible strains of flu and viruses but his doctors couldn’t find a thing.
“I think I had the corona. I think everybody around me had the corona,” he said. “And I’ve traced it back to myself. Not saying I’m patient zero, because I don’t leave my house. There is somebody who came into my house that I think gave it to me, because they were sick, and then like four days later I got really sick.” says Shane adding:
“I call the doctor to come to my house, because I was like, couldn’t move, couldn’t get out of bed, I was dehydrated. Doctor comes over. They do the swab thing. This is before corona, like, it was around but it wasn’t like a thing in LA. Nobody was testing for it. So the doctor does the test, I get a call the next day, saying: ‘Really weird, you’re negative for every strain of flu and every cold and every virus.'”
His doctor even thought Shanes symptoms might be linked to depression.
“I literally had a full mental breakdown that night because I was just like, ‘I’m sick, the doctor thinks I’m making it up,'” he explained. “Because there wasn’t a corona test at the time.”
I don’t want to add to the anxiety of the situation but I’m genuinely spiraling about the corona virus and I just don’t really know how to process all of this. If ur feeling the same just know it’s ok to be worried right now even if people tell you you’re overreacting.
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 12, 2020
Shane went onto say that he noticed that people around him started to become ill too and he possibly infected Jeffree Star, Jeffree’s assistant Madison, his fiancé Ryland, Ryland’s sister Morgan, and his video editor Andrew Siwicki. All because he didn’t realise he was contagious as his tests came back negative.
“Everybody handled it differently, like Morgan’s real bad. Ryland’s not that bad,” Shane explained. “Everybody had this weird moment of like feeling okay for a couple days in the middle of it, and then it got really bad.”
He continued: “I think a couple days after that I was feeling a little better, I had a meeting at Jeffree’s and Andrew was there.”
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Still can’t believe how insane the last few months have been… Truly grateful that I got to spend most of my year with these two amazing people, who have changed my life and I’ll forever be so proud of November 1st and everything we’ve accomplished together, from the series, to the collection… 😭 Thank you all for believing in what we create. #conspiracypalette #shanexjeffree
Shane did emphasise that he feels absolutely fine now.
However, Jeffree Star hasn’t commented on whether or not he believes he contracted the virus, but he did recently say that he had remained in isolation and he made sure his warehouse workers would have time off work on full pay.