NBA Star Devin Booker Declines to Share Vaccination Status After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker revealed he has no taste or smell after contracting COVID-19, but when it came to his vaccination status, the basketball pro kept it a mystery.

By Samantha Schnurr Sep 27, 2021 5:20 PMTags
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Devin Booker is telling fans he'll be "back in no time" after contracting COVID-19

The 24-year-old Phoenix Suns shooting guard, who is dating Kendall Jenner, revealed his diagnosis during a Twitch broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 26. 

"Honestly y'all I'm feeling straight," he said. "The only thing I'm dealing with—no taste, no smell, which is the worst part of it."

Booker also disclosed he is "about a week in," seemingly referencing how long it's been since he was diagnosed. However, Booker declined to discuss his vaccination status. "I'm not gonna tell you guys if I have the vaccine or not," he said, "but you could still get COVID with the vaccine, for anybody that's saying that. Educate yourself."

E! News has reached out to his and Jenner's reps for comment. The couple recently jetted off to Jamaica for a brief couples getaway with Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber.  

The basketball player is among many public figures who have contracted the virus since early 2020. Most recently, Wendy Williams and Flipping 101 star Tarek El Moussa have been among the celebrities to share their coronavirus diagnoses. 

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Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke took to social media on Sunday, Sept. 26 to share that she, too, has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. 

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And, perhaps most notably, on the Sept. 24 episode of The ViewSunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set on live television as the panel was about to interview Vice President Kamala Harris. Joy Behar told the audience the two women had apparently tested positive for COVID-19 and the interview ended up being conducted with Harris in another location. Three days later they confirmed the results turned out to be false positives. 

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