According to West, he and his wife Angela have Covid-19. West said Angela was vaccinated against the coronavirus, but he was not.
“Colonel West is suffering from a mild fever and mild body aches,” according to an official Facebook post earlier today. “For the sake of public health, Colonel West is suspending events in person until he receives a clear indication.”
Later Saturday, West said he and his wife had completed monoclonal antibody treatment and “were in the observation period.”
He protested last fall with other leading conservatives against Covid-19 restrictions and Governor Greg Abbott’s mask tenure, and sued the governor for extending early voting amid the pandemic.
West announced his gubernatorial candidacy on July 4, setting up a main challenge against Abbott, who is running for a third term and has been endorsed by Trump.
“Cecilia and I send our best wishes to Allen and Angela. You are in our prayers. Get well soon,” Abbott tweeted on Saturday.
This story has been updated with additional background information.