Allen West, a Republican candidate for Texas governor, stated Saturday he “most likely” shall be hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 pneumonia someday after saying he was struggling “a low grade fever and light-weight physique aches” with out specifying a constructive check for COVID.

He stated his blood oxygen ranges at the moment stand at 89 and needs to be about 95.

“My chest X-rays do present COVID pneumonia, not severe. I’m most likely going to be admitted to the hospital,” the outspoken and controversial politician wrote on Twitter.

West’s spouse, Angela, did check constructive for COVID on Friday, based on the candidate’s Twitter account. She had been vaccinated in opposition to the virus.

The 60-year-old West, a retired lieutenant colonel within the Military and former congressman from Florida, has chosen to not get vaccinated and is as an alternative touting his use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, two medication the Nationwide Institutes of Well being and Meals and Drug Administration say shouldn’t be used to deal with or forestall the virus.

West can also be the previous chairman of the Republican Get together of Texas. He introduced he was operating for governor in subsequent yr’s election, in opposition to Republican Greg Abbott, in July.

He suspended all in-person marketing campaign occasions on Friday after his spouse examined constructive.