EC3 has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 through a message posted on his official website.
Rumours began to circulate about the star’s health when he was one of the names withdrawn for Ring of Honor Final Battle where he was meant to do battle with Jay Briscoe for what were, at the time, said to be precautions surrounding the virus.
The other names pulled from the event were Kenny King, Bandido and Flamita following major concerns that stemmed from pre-travel COVID testing.
On the homepage of his website, the former IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion posted the following, lengthily message to fans in which he praised ROH for their medical care:
EC3 posted the following statement on his indoctrination website, confirming he has tested positive for COVID-19.
I have Covid.
I am fine.
I want to thank ROH and their medical protocol for the prompt turn around from testing to result. ROH’s commitment to putting its talent and staff’s health as their top priority is appreciated beyond words. In this case, #HonorIsReal.
I want to thank those that have reached out with encouraging words and well wishes. They are obliged. Please keep sending those wishes to those more affected. The front of the line health care workers, those risking infection supplying us, those lost, their families, those most vulnerable to this virus, the small businesses that are suffering, and more.
I very much looked forward to battling Jay Brisco at #FinalBattle. Jay is a world-class talent, a formidable competitor, and a man of honor. Jay is the perfect catalyst in the ‘essential character’s’ journey to finding if #HonorIsReal. Jay Brisco is a living legacy, and #FinalBattle is a distinguished platform in the storied history of Ring of Honor.
I am angered I am missing this, but…
This fight will happen.
And Jay’s scalp is one I will claim.
I have been following protocol and isolated myself as my body eliminates this virus.
I have noticed that my intuition functions at a higher level when I do not have to speak to other people.
For this reason, and in honor of the release of The Narrative Extended, on Amazon Prime, I will take time this quarantine period to document #TheNarrative from its inception till now.
As per PWInsider, Ring of Honor will not be announcing changes to any of the affected bouts until the night of the pay-per-view event on December 18. This is a measure to ensure that surprises do not get spoiled in advance.
Inside the Ropes wishes EC3 a speedy recovery.