Former pitching great Tommy John hospitalized with COVID-19

Tommy John
Posted at 10:01 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 22:01:43-05

INDO, Calif. — Tommy John has been battling COVID-19 for at least three weeks, but the former pitching great disputes reports that he is a coronavirus denier.

“I’m not a denier. I’ve had it, baby,” John said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The 77-year-old John remains hospitalized near his home in Indio, California.

John said he started to feel ill following a trip to Nashville before he was hospitalized on Dec. 13.