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Nick Jackson Reveals He Had COVID-19 In September

Nick Jackson delivering a Superkick to Jack Evans

Nick Jackson, one half of The Young Bucks, has revealed that he battled COVID-19 in September and has urged people to wear a mask and stay protected.

Jackson shared details of his battle with Coronavirus via Instagram Stories. Nick called out “covid deniers” and recalling breaking out in hives and becoming bedridden:

“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 and a half months. At one point my whole body had hives on it and my doctor said the it was definitely from covid. Matt had to do the majority of the work in the 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 a mask.”

Nick Jackson shared details of his battle with Covid-19 just a few days after revealing his aunt Gloria had passed away after battling the disease.

Nick, along with brother Matt, are Executive Vice Presidents at AEW. Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the company began filming episodes of Dynamite with no live audience in March 2020. In August of the same year, they began running ticketed events, at 15% capacity. Audiences must have their temperatures checked prior to entering the venue, and must wear a mask at all times, following social distancing guidelines. The Young Bucks have since added face masks to their official merchandise online store.

Nick Jackson would make a full recovery from Coronavirus and is currently one half of the AEW Tag Team Champions. Jackson would suffer a leg injury during night one of AEW’s ‘New Year’s Smash’. Initially thought to be a broken leg, it has since been revealed that the injury is a leg contusion. Jackson is not expecting to miss any ring time.