Legendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden releases first statement after beating COVID-19

Bobby Bowden
Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 09:33:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Legendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden is hailing America as the "greatest country this side of heaven" after beating COVID-19.

Bowden released the statement Wednesday afternoon.

"I want to thank all the many, many people who were thinking of and praying for me over the last few weeks," Bowden wrote in the statement. "I just went through a battle of COVID-19, and God just wasn't ready to take me Home yet to be with Him."

Bowden wrote that, like President Trump, he was treated with remdesivir.

“At the age of 91, in many other countries, I might not have even been treated. In America, I was,” Bowden said.

This comes after Bowden was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. He has since been released and is recovering well, according to the statement.

President Trump responded to Bowden's statement on Thursday, writing on Twitter "Thank you to Florida State for giving us Bobby Bowden."

You can read the full statement from Bowden below:

Bobby Bowden Statement by ABC 27