Cheryl Burke on the “Shame” She Felt Over COVID-19 Diagnosis & Her DWTS Future

“I would love to, I hope so, because at the end of the day, this is just the beginning of the competition,” she continued, adding of Rigsby, “He’s so talented, I’m having the best time. We honestly are like best friends already, and I would hate for it just to end, so I’m hoping that I’ll be cleared very soon and maybe just go back to the way it was. I don’t know, we’re taking it day by day.” 

And, Burke isn’t letting Rigsby take a break from dance practice while she’s in quarantine. “I’m going to be a dance mom officially and Zooming into those rehearsals, you better believe it!” Burke joked. 

Thankfully, the Cheryl Burke Loungewear designer feels “oddly normal” despite her diagnosis. “I’m thankful that I got my vaccinations and I’m fully vaccinated, so that’s maybe, definitely, probably the reason I’m not in the hospital, god forbid,” she added. “I wanted to be able to share it because I wanted people to understand that it’s still out there. Even if you’re fully vaccinated, just stay safe and be careful and mask up.” 

Watch the full interview above to hear how Burke is quarantining separate from husband Matthew Lawrence!

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