Millions of fans tune in to watch ABC's The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, and Colton Underwood, a contestant on the former and the lead in The Bachelor's 23rd season, had a particularly memorable and unconventional season finale where he found himself at one point with zero bachelorettes to choose from on the matchmaking show.
The reality star also recently recovered from COVID-19, and Underwood, who just released his New York Times Bestselling book The First Time, told Cheddar Thursday that he is feeling much better thanks to the help of two unconventional and controversial drugs that are being touted by President Trump, which he claims saved his life.
"The drugs the President is talking about right now were the drugs that I was on, as well as an inhaler, and I can vouch and say that I feel like that really saved my life," Underwood claimed He went on to say he's fully healed and now looking to help.
The recovered TV personality also went on to describe his book as giving readers a glimpse into what happened behind the scenes while filming his season of The Bachelor while also showing a different side of him.
"I feel like you're going to see a lot more of who I am and get a little bit of a better understanding of me, as well as see me or hear me talk through situations that might be a little more comedic and not as serious," he explained. "I feel like I dealt with serious situations quite a bit on the show, so maybe that's what people view me as."
Underwood also details in the book that he felt like the producers of the show manipulated some of the show's conflict and revealed some behind the scenes moments. He also admits he grappled with whether or not to lean on the producers for support when it came to choosing among the women competing for his affection.
"That was my challenge throughout the entire season while filming," he said.
A big focus of Underwood's season was that fact he was a virgin and the reality star said the producers "took that and ran with it."
"I leaned in because there's not much else you can do, so I feel like that was their main narrative," he said. "The book was sort of my way of redeeming myself for not being able to articulate it on the TV screen."
Underwood is managing to stay busy during the quarantine. He just launched a new podcast series called Coffee with Colton where he interviews various guests and discusses what they are passionate about and any new projects they are working on.
"The whole point of the show is to break stigmas and break stereotypes and engage in the conversation you might not have been prepared for," he said.