Caroline Polachek joined Charli XCX for Season 5 on her Apple Music show The Candy Shop, and the singer-songwriter revealed that she likely had COVID-19 early on before testing was available.
"Well, I got it about a month ago, and at that point there weren't... In most places there still aren't tests available, but without a doubt it was coronavirus and not the flu. It was all the same symptoms," Polachek explained. "And actually I had a couple of symptoms that at the time weren't being so reported on, like loss of sense of smell and weird stomach issues as well. That's one of the things that made it so different than the flu was these weird stomach cramps. And at the time those were curveballs, so I was like, I'm not sure if I have this or not."