In a story on his Instagram, Nick Jackson, one half of The Young Bucks, the current AEW tag team champions, revealed he had COVID late last year:
“Crazy to think there’s still COVID deniers out there in the world. I had a pretty bad case of COVID in early September that kept me bed ridden for nearly 3 weeks. I couldn’t taste or smell for 2 in a half months. At one point my whole body had hives in it and my doctor said that it was definitely from COVID. Matt had to do the majority of the work in matches once I returned safely because I couldn’t catch my breath. My cardio is finally back but it took months to finally feel like myself again. Let’s protect each other and wear mask.”
That’s the first time Jackson has spoken openly about suffering through the virus that has upended the world and led to one of the worst years in recent memory. He did recover, however, and The Young Bucks won the AEW tag team titles on Nov. 7 at Full Gear.