It’s been a tough week for The Bachelorette star Peter Giannikopoulos (Picture: ABC)
The Bachelorette suitor Peter Giannikopoulos has had a week full of ups and downs, to say the least.
Reality show fans saw the 32-year-old make his debut on Tayshia Adam’s first night as the Bachelorette on Tuesday’s episode.
However, the real estate advisor wasn’t really able to celebrate the moment because he had just experienced ‘some of the hardest’ moments of his life.
In an Instagram post, Peter revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus on Monday as he wrote: ‘I am going through a lot of emotions at the moment with so many thoughts in my head as to how this happened.
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‘I felt lousy for a few days but didn’t believe I would contract the virus when I have been wearing a mask in public, washing and sanitizing hands regularly, and following social distancing protocol during work. This is an example no matter who we are or what we do, we are all vulnerable.’
As he drove home after his test, he explained how his anxiety over the results ‘started to get the best’ of him.
After finding out he had coronavirus, the reality star wen on to crash his car (Picture: Instagram/@petergiannikopoulos)
He continued: ‘As a result of the anxiety, I lost consciousness behind the wheel and my car went off road through a guard rail and hit a pole. The air bag deployed, driver side door was wedged in, broken glass everywhere, and I was 5ft away from smashing into a building.
‘All I remember was waking up to people shouting for help, as I was in a deep daze and confusion. I didn’t know where I was, how I got there, or what happened.’
Fortunately, Peter had minimal injuries as he revealed the ‘small gash’ on his nose.
Peter then sent a message to his followers as he added: ‘Covid is something we all need to face head on and stay positive during these times. We can’t run away from it nor pretend it does not exist.
‘It creates immense anxiety as a result of me losing consciousness behind the wheel. In moments like this, lean against each other for support and positivity. Although my symptoms are evident, I am going to fight this and win.’
He noted: ‘I understand so many lives have been impacted and my heart goes out to every single person affected. It’s okay to be nervous, anxious, and feeling uncertain, but just remember we are all in it together.’
The Bachelorette airs Tuesday on ABC.
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