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AMC Alum J.R. Martinez Tests Positive for COVID

Please join us in sending healing thoughts over to ALL MY CHILDREN alum J.R. Martinez (Brot), who revealed on Instagram that he and his daughter, Lauryn, had tested positive for COVID. “For 21 months we managed to stay safe,” he admitted. “Last week, my daughter tested positive for COVID. Two days later, I tested positive.

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“My daughter wears a mask at school,” Martinez added. “I’m vaccinated and wear a mask everywhere.” While he can’t be sure how they caught the virus, he’s grateful he got the shot. “Either way, I’m happy I’m vaccinated because I know my symptoms could be worse.”

According to Martinez’s TikTok which he shared on Instagram, his symptoms include body aches, a slight headache, cough, and a runny nose. Nine-year-old Lauryn is suffering from a headache, cough, runny nose, and slight body aches.

“Pray for the wife for holding it down,” he asked fans. “Taking care of us, herself, pups, and the baby. I do know Diana is a boss for taking care of the entire house by herself.”

That’s right, Martinez and his wife welcomed their second child, son Leo Daniel, back in August, so poor Diana has to help care for her husband and daughter while avoiding contracting the coronavirus herself and at the same time dealing with the family pets and a four-month-old baby boy! That’s going to put her at the front of the list for Mother of the Year for sure!

AMC viewers remember the war veteran for his role of Brot Monroe on the much-missed ABC soap. He played the role from 2008 until the soap’s end in 2011. In addition, he is a motivational speaker and works with other burn survivors. Fans might also recall he won season 13 of DANCING WITH THE STARS!

All our best to Martinez, his daughter, and their entire family as they recover, and we’re glad to hear he was vaccinated so the virus didn’t hit him as hard as it could have.

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