Ellen Keane reveals she lost followers after sharing her Covid-19 experience


Olympian Ellen Keane has opened up about losing followers after sharing her experience with Covid-19. The swim champion tested positive on Friday and has been sharing her isolation experience since then.

But the Dancing With The Stars alum noticed that since sharing her Covid-19 diagnosis, she has actually lost followers.

Explaining; “So I’ve noticed since posting about having covid, I lost about 100 followers, which isn’t ideal.”

“I’m really aware that like, in everyone’s everyday life like Covid, they don’t want it to be a thing anymore. But obviously, for vulnerable people it still exists.”


Revealing why testing positive for Covid had a big impact on her life, Ellen shared how seriously Covid-19 is taken in the sporting world.

“In sport there still isn’t enough research to know how it affects athletes long term. So that’s kind of why, athletes in particular are still trying really hard not to get it.”

“Then on an international level, when you go and compete, because the COVID situation in different countries is still…still so different and still so vast. Like, for World Championships, it’s literally like going back into the good old days of masks every day and doing antigen tests every day. So that’s kind of why it’s a little bit of a big deal.”


Continuing; “A little bit of a big deal that I have it because, I don’t want to spread it to you. I don’t want my fellow teammates to get it. So I can’t travel to go on camp until I get two negatives in a row.”

Explaining if she can still make it to training camp with her teammates, the Dubliner confessed there is still time if she tests negative soon.

Saying; “So I have tomorrow and Tuesday morning to hopefully make Tuesday’s flight. I am not optimistic that I’m gonna be on the plane with the team on Tuesday. But at least I won’t get Covid now when I’m out there. That could be worse, being stuck in a hotel room could 100% be worse than being stuck in my own house with my dog.”

Ellen then revealed she has tested positive again, and probably won’t be flying to camp tomorrow.

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