Influencer Who Licked Public Toilet Says He’s in Hospital with Coronavirus

A California social media influencer claims he is in the hospital with coronavirus just days after licking a public toilet for an online challenge.

The young man, known as Larz, revealed his diagnosis on Sunday in a since-deleted Tweet, writing, “I tested positive for Coronavirus.” He also posted footage of himself in a hospital bed, according to Daily Mail.

The announcement comes just days after Larz, who also goes by GayShawnMendes on Twitter, posted a video of himself rubbing his tongue on a toilet seat in a public restroom with the caption, “RT to spread awareness for the Coronavirus :)”

His Twitter account has since been suspended.

The viral stunt was first started by TikTok sensation Ava Louise, who shared a clip of her licking the toilet seat in an airplane on March 14.

The video, which has been viewed over 596,000 times, included the words “coronavirus challenge’ and was captioned, “Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane.”

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