A California influencer who participated in the viral toilet-licking challenge claims to have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The social media star, known as Larz and GayShawnMendes on Twitter, announced the diagnosis on Twitter, saying, “I tested positive for Coronavirus.”
His Twitter account has since been suspended.
Along with the tweet, Larz included a video, obtained by The Daily Mail, which shows him lying in a hospital bed.
Larz’s positive test comes just days after he shared a video of himself licking the seat of toilet.
In the clip, posted on March 20, Larz is seen performing the task in a public bathroom.
The toilet licking challenge emerged earlier this month when another social media “influencer” filmed herself licking an airplane toilet seat in a stunt she says was all about “trolling” the media over the coronavirus.