WWE star Nikki Bella has just shared some updates on the health of her fiancé Artem Chigvintsev. Almost a month has passed since Chigvintsev had to leave « Dancing With the Stars: Live! » tour because of pneumonia.
“He still has pneumonia. Monday or Tuesday we will have [another] update », Bella Recount entertainment tonight on the Fanatics Super Bowl night red carpet on Saturday. “He’s having his lungs re-scanned and we’ll see if they’re better. So the swelling has gone down, fingers crossed. We pray very hard for good news.
Pneumonia is an infection in which the air sacs in one or both lungs become inflamed and fill with fluid or pus, causing fever, chills, fatigue, cough and difficulty breathing. On January 20, Chigvintsev announced on Instagram that he had been forced to abandon the tour, which began on January 7 in Virginia. « My goal is to recover as quickly as possible so I can join my cast and crew on this amazing tour, » the 39-year-old dancer said in the post. On February 3, the Russian-American shared a post on Instagram Stories in which he said further X-rays confirmed he still had pneumonia, but he was hoping for his second course of antibiotics. « would do magic ».
Not only did the lung infection affect his tour, but it also impacted his wedding plans. Bella told the Fanatics Super Bowl party that while she was excited to tie the knot in Paris in the coming months, Chigvintsev’s health had to come first. Either way, when the big day finally arrives, it’s sure to be lively. « I always go big, » Bella said of her upcoming nuptials. The couple, who first met on the 25th season of Dancing with the stars in 2017, have an 18-month-old son together, Matteo.
While Chigvintsev had COVID-19 a few months ago, it’s unclear if his pneumonia was from the virus. In many other cases, pneumonia has been found to be a common complication of COVID-19. According to Mayo Clinic, because the virus primarily attacks the lungs, it can lead to a range of mild to severe respiratory problems, including pneumonia. And Bella did, in fact, note that she realized something was still wrong with Chigvintsev’s health after he had COVID. « I could just tell there was something wrong, and something more [serious], so I thought, « He needs to see a doctor! » “, she said. « I was the one who said, ‘We have to take him to a doctor.’ So it’s been scary for a while.
Since Chigvintsev has been dealing with pneumonia for quite some time, you might be wondering how long the symptoms of pneumonia last? According to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, it can vary considerably. For some people, it is possible to feel recovered after a week or two. For others, it may take more than a month. However, overall, many people who recover from pneumonia continue to feel tired for about a month or so. How soon they start a course of antibiotics is a factor. If you have pneumonia, it’s still important to finish the full course of antibiotics, even if you start to feel better. If you do not see significant improvement according to the schedule provided by your health care provider, the best thing to do is to contact a doctor immediately. During recovery, it is important to increase fluid intake, abstain from smoking, and take enough time to rest and sleep if possible.