According to West, both he and his wife Angela have Covid-19. West said Angela was vaccinated against the coronavirus, but he was not.
“Col. West is experiencing a low-grade fever and light body aches,” according to an official Facebook post earlier in the day. “Out of concern for public health, Col. West is suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication.”
He protested last fall with other prominent conservatives against Gov. Greg Abbott’s Covid-19 restrictions and mask mandate, and sued the governor for extending early voting amid the pandemic.
West announced his bid for governor on July 4, setting up a primary challenge against Abbott, who is seeking a third term and was endorsed by Trump.
“Cecilia and I are sending well wishes to Allen and Angela. You are in our prayers. Get well soon,” Abbott tweeted Saturday.
This story has been updated with additional background information.