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Former WSFA 12 News reporter Bryan Henry battles COVID-19

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 7:47 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Someone near and dear to us here at WSFA 12 News is battling COVID-19.

Former reporter Bryan Henry became a familiar face on your TVs during his more than two decades at WSFA 12 News. He now reports for our sister station, WBRC, in Birmingham. But, he has been off the air for several days as he battles COVID.

Throughout our conversation, Henry had a nagging cough.

”I can tell you when I knew something was wrong. It was a week ago tonight,” he said.

When Henry first went to the doctor, he was told it wasn’t COVID. However, as his condition deteriorated, he decided to go to the ER. That’s where he tested positive.

Henry is fully vaccinated, and he even got his booster shot.

”But the mistake I made, and I’m more than willing to admit this, I got a little bit lax in my mask, my mask-wearing,“ he said.

”I think the vaccine and the grace of God is what saved me. I shudder what my health would be like if I would not have gotten vaccine.”

Henry lives a healthy lifestyle. He exercises daily and eats well. He says he cannot recall ever being this sick.

”This one got me,” he added.

We hate to see Bryan not his normal, happy self. He tells us he is getting better. Thankfully, his wife, daughter, and mother-in-law have not gotten sick

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