(CBS4) – Colorado Rockies legend Larry Walker was apparently planning some kind of surprise for fans in Denver during All-Star Week — but had to cancel after catching COVID-19.

Larry Walker #33 of the Colorado Rockies during the 68th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Jacobs Field on Tuesday, July 8, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images)

“Sorry Denver!!! I was very much looking forward to attending festivities over the next few days,” the former Rockies right fielder tweeted Sunday night. “Even had an awesome little surprise Tuesday …”

“But unfortunately I have been bitten by the big ugly animal called Covid 19!!!”

Larry Walker speak to the media after being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2020 on January 22, 2020 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

“Bummer,” CBS4’s Michael Spencer tweeted. “Hope he gets better soon!”

“See you all in September,” Walker tweeted.

Anica Padilla