All of the Musicians Who Have Spoken Out About Having Coronavirus
Listed here are the artists who’ve opened up about having the coronavirus.
The McFly drummer revealed on Instagram April 19 that he and his spouse had been battling COVID-19. “Gentle flu signs and all the pieces smells like vinegar!” he shared.
The singer-songwriter, who has been a vocal coronavirus denier and declared he wouldn’t take the vaccine, introduced on April 19 in a Fb video that he had examined constructive for COVID-19 that day. “Everyone informed me that I shouldn’t announce this. I’ve had flu signs for the final 10 days. I believed I used to be dying,” he mentioned. “I’ve acquired a stuffed up head, physique aches. My God, what a ache within the a–. I actually may hardly crawl off the bed the previous few days.”
The nation star and American Idol choose introduced on April 12 that he had examined constructive for COVID-19, and can be sitting out his duties on the singing competitors first stay present of the season. “I’m unhappy to say I received’t be part of tonight’s first stay @AmericanIdol present,” he tweeted. “I examined constructive for COVID however I’m doing effectively and stay up for being again at it quickly.” He added in an interview with Additional just a few days later, “I used to be very lucky to not have an extended set of signs. … It was nonetheless fairly difficult for a few days.”
The singer revealed on March 29 that she had beforehand examined constructive for the coronavirus. She shared the information on Instagram whereas saying her new Amazon Authentic Tales essay titled “Take the Lead.” “I began penning this essay on the identical day I acquired a constructive take a look at end result for COVID-19,” she wrote. “I made a decision as a substitute of being pushed by concern, I’d manifest a hopeful dialog with you.”
The American Idol alum canceled her March 20, 2021, live performance after testing constructive for COVID-19. “Some folks have it method worse than me, so I simply have a little bit little bit of shortness of breath, a extremely dangerous headache, no style or scent, fairly dangerous congestion and I really feel fairly drained,” she shared on her Instagram Tales. “However I general really feel like it will be OK.”
A well being replace from the nation music celebrity and husband Garth Brooks on Feb. 24 famous that the ability couple started quarantining at house following constructive coronavirus take a look at by a member of their staff.
Brooks examined damaging. “Anybody who is aware of me is aware of my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I’ll journey by this collectively,” he continued, noting that he’ll be spending a while laying low, pausing his weekly Inside Studio G dialog on Fb in the interim. “And anybody who is aware of her is aware of she’s a fighter and he or she’s been doing all the pieces proper, so I do know we’ll stroll out the opposite facet of this factor collectively.”
Deidra Roper — higher often known as Salt-N-Pepa’s DJ Spinderella — revealed to Billboard in an interview concerning the probability of the Grammy-winning group reuniting that she contracted COVID-19. “I really feel like I could have had it, like, when it first dropped on us. However I had COVID over the vacation — Thanksgiving — and it was tough, however thank God I made it by.”
Maynard James Keenan
The Device frontman has battled COVID-19 twice. He first informed AZ Central that he contracted coronavirus again in February and continues to be recovering. “I am nonetheless coping with the residual results,” he defined. “However it was ugly. I survived it, nevertheless it wasn’t fairly. So I positively needed to take care of that.”
“I nonetheless have the cough,” he continued. “Each different day, I’ve these coughing suits as a result of my lungs are nonetheless broken on the suggestions. And I simply acquired over the irritation that was occurring with my wrist and arms. I had an autoimmune assault on my system within the type of, like, a rheumatoid arthritis. Principally, from what I perceive, it assaults bizarre spots and it is random. So that is what I acquired. That was my prize.”
On Feb. 3, 2021, he revealed in a brand new interview that he had contracted the virus once more in November, and it was so dangerous he wound up within the ER. “I may barely put two phrases collectively with out going right into a coughing match that, you already know? It ended up type of additionally progressing into pneumonia.
In her Billboard interview, Lindemann shared that she examined constructive in June 2020, and had a nasty fever and physique aches. “I haven’t got the antibodies, and I don’t wish to get COVID once more,” she mentioned, noting that she’s avoiding folks as a lot as doable to stop a second an infection.
The Puerto Rican singer shared with Instagram followers on Jan. 16 that she had examined constructive for the coronavirus. “I went to the studio the place one of many producers who was there felt sick,” she wrote in Spanish. “I requested him if it was COVID and he mentioned no, that he was hungover. It was COVID and sadly it unfold to all of us who had been there.”
Simply hours earlier than her Dec. 12 Verzuz battle in opposition to Keyshia Cole, Ashanti revealed that she had contracted the virus. “Hey y’all I can not consider I am saying this however I examined constructive for COVID-19. I am okay and never in any ache,” she shared on Instagram. In a video she posted to the social media platform later, Ashanti mentioned, “By no means in a hundreds of thousands years did I feel I’d get COVID.” The music occasion was finally canceled.
In December, the Cuban-American legend took to social media to share her expertise with COVID-19 after testing constructive on Nov. 8. “Prior to now few weeks I’ve been one of many victims of COVID,” she shared. “October 30 was the one day I ever went out. I used to be sporting my masks and I went to a restaurant outside with some household. We wore masks all the best way to the desk and once we left. However [at the restaurant] any individual got here as much as me once I was consuming and tapped me on the shoulder. They’d no masks and had been very shut.”
The New Order frontman revealed in a November interview on The Present that he had contracted the coronavirus. He revealed that his signs at first had been pretty minor and subsided for a 4 days earlier than returning. “When it got here again, it was extra extreme, however nonetheless not too dangerous,” he defined. “I simply felt excessive fatigue, like a extremely dangerous hangover. After which it went away, and I’m OK.”
The Tony-winning Broadway star revealed on Nov. 15 that he battled COVID-19 in March. “it was like an terrible flu that lingered for 3 weeks or so,” he tweeted. “fortunately made a full restoration. so many have not been as fortunate and can proceed to not be.”
The artist shared in an Instagram video on Oct. 5 that he had examined constructive for COVID-19. “I’ve taken many assessments as I’ve been out protesting, meals drives, after all I’ve a really younger son at house, so I get examined periodically and this time it sadly got here again constructive,” he shared, and urged his followers to take the pandemic critically and comply with well being pointers. The singer-rapper ended with a dig at Donald Trump, who just lately examined constructive: “Do not be just like the president.”
Whereas accepting the video with a function award for his music video “Rojo” at Premios Juventud 2020, J Balvin revealed he examined constructive for coronavirus and is on the street to restoration.
In a pre-recorded video, Balvin, who spoke from his native Medellín, Colombia, mentioned, “At this second, I am simply getting higher from COVID-19. These have been very troublesome days, very difficult. Typically we cannot assume that we’ll get it however I acquired it and I acquired it dangerous,” Balvin mentioned.
“It’s so irritating to me to see folks at supermarkets and not using a masks. It’s so irritating to me to see that individuals are being irresponsible and never defending others,” Royce mentioned in an interview with the Related Press on July 3.
“I believed I used to be washing my arms, I believed I used to be sporting a masks, you already know. And I feel that for me it was only a wake-up name,” he continued.
“I acquired COVID. … Actually, I don’t know the way this occurs however I assume I ordered one thing off of Postmates, and I don’t know the way I acquired it however I acquired it,” she mentioned throughout an interview with the U.Okay.’s Capital XTRA on July 24. “I’m OK now. It was a four-day symptom freak-out however I’m high quality now.”
The Pitch Excellent and True Blood actress opened up on July 21 about testing constructive for the coronavirus, and the way she was “extraordinarily sick for over three weeks.” Camp defined on Instagram: “I used to be extremely protected. I wore a masks. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was beginning to open up, I made a decision to forgo sporting my masks. One. Time. And I ended up getting it.” She went on to inform her followers that evaluating COVID-19 to the flu is unsuitable. “That is completely not that,” Camp wrote, additionally noting that even after recovering, she nonetheless has “lingering signs.”
The Colombian artist shared throughout an Instagram stay on July 13 that she had examined constructive for COVID-19 just a few weeks in the past. “I hadn’t mentioned something as a result of my mother and father are distant and I did not need them to fret about me,” she defined after tales began circulating that she had contracted the coronavirus. “As a result of my new single [Ay DiOs Mío] was popping out, I did not need coronavirus to be the information.”
The rapper revealed in a July 8 interview with Forbes that he contracted the illness again in February. “Chills, shaking within the mattress, taking sizzling showers, taking a look at movies telling me what I am alleged to do to recover from it,” West mentioned of the signs he skilled. “I bear in mind somebody had informed me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
The Italian singer revealed in a Fb submit on Could 26 that he and some members of his household battled COVID-19 in March. “Out of respect for these for whom contracting the virus has had extra severe penalties, I made a decision it might be greatest to not share the information,” mentioned Bocelli, who famous that his case was delicate and he has recuperated absolutely. “I actually didn’t wish to unnecessarily alarm my followers and in addition wished to guard my household’s privateness.”
The OK Go frontman shared his battle with COVID-19 on the band’s web site, together with their new tune “All Collectively Now,” which was impressed by the nightly cheering for front-line employees world wide. In an open letter to followers, Kulash shared that he and his spouse caught the virus early, when there have been solely six identified instances in California.
“My signs lasted perpetually, however had been solely genuinely scary for a day and a half. My spouse Kristin’s battle was more durable, although. She was solely briefly on the hospital, however bedridden with respiration issues for an extended stretch,” he shared. “We’re extraordinarily fortunate. She made a full restoration, and although the children did have signs, they by no means acquired a lot worse than a nasty chilly. My coronary heart aches for many who haven’t had the identical luck.”
The icon defined by way of Instagram that she thought she had come down with “a really dangerous flu,” however just lately examined constructive for the COVID-19 antibodies. “Thank God we’re all wholesome and effectively now,” she wrote.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
The DJ did two interviews on April 14 to debate his battle in opposition to the coronavirus. He first did a video chat with Tamron Corridor, explaining that he skilled the signs shortly after returning house from his efficiency on the Black Summit of the Nationwide Brotherhood of Skiers in Ketchum, Idaho, in early March. He later referred to as into his former Recent Prince of Bel-Air costar and musical collaborator Will Smith’s Snapchat present to element his signs: “I had a temperature that reached 103. I had the chills. I misplaced sense of scent. I misplaced sense of style.”
Simpson confirmed that he examined constructive for COVID-19 after exhibiting techniques following his excursions throughout western Europe and the southeastern United States. It was a battle for him to get examined for the coronavirus despite his travels and signs, however he was finally examined on March 13 and confirmed he had the virus in early April. “All I do know is I first felt signs a month in the past but Im nonetheless constructive and contagious and now on quarantine within the dojo till April nineteenth and actually wishing Id taken my spouse’s recommendation and put a rest room within the flooring plans,” he wrote on Instagram. “stay and study..”
P!nk revealed April 3 by way of social media that she had examined constructive for COVID-19. “Two weeks in the past my three-year-old son, Jameson, and I had been displaying signs of COVID-19. Thankfully, our major care doctor had entry to assessments and I examined constructive,” she wrote in a submit that went up on each Twitter and Instagram. “My household was already sheltering at house and continued to take action for the final two weeks following the instruction of our physician. Only a few days in the past, we had been re-tested and are actually fortunately damaging.” Pink went on to name testing an “absolute travesty” in our nation, including that it’s a “failure of our authorities to not make testing extra broadly accessible. This sickness is severe and actual. Folks have to know that the sickness impacts the younger and previous, wholesome and unhealthy, wealthy and poor, and we should make testing free and extra broadly accessible to guard our kids, our households, our mates and our communities.” To assist the method, the 40-year-old introduced that she is making a large donation of $1 million to help well being care employees on the frontlines. On April 5, she shared extra particulars about her household’s expertise with the coronavirus in an Instagram stay chat, saying that “Jameson has had the worst of it. I’ve had many nights the place I’ve cried and I’ve by no means prayed extra in my life.”
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds took to Twitter on April 10 to thank followers for his or her birthday messages and in addition to disclose that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus, alongside together with his household. “I really feel so blessed to have the ability to have a good time one other birthday,” he wrote. “I examined constructive for the Covid19 virus, as did my household. It is an extremely scary factor to undergo my mates.” Fortunately, he went on to notice that they “have now examined damaging and are on our method again to full well being.”
Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross revealed on April 3 that he was recognized with the coronavirus. The five-time Grammy winner shared the information in a prolonged Fb submit.”I am sorry to report that I’m among the many rising variety of Individuals who examined constructive for the COVID-19 virus,” he wrote. “Though I’m lucky sufficient to be cared for at house, that is presumably the worst sickness I’ve ever had.”
He shared extra particulars in an October interview with CBS Sunday Morning: “It was the worst 10 days of my life,” he mentioned. “And I couldn’t stroll, may barely transfer. And so, it was actually the darkest of instances for me. You understand? It actually was contact and go, and difficult.”
The singer-songwriter and actress revealed in her Instagram Tales on April 2 that she had contracted the coronavirus, however is OK. “I had it, simply so you already know. I’m absolutely recovered, simply so you already know,” she defined in a video of her taking a stroll. “I am simply enthusiastic about all the people who find themselves strolling by this actually difficult time and sending a number of love and simply being actually grateful for each straightforward breath and day-after-day that I get to be strolling round.”
YNW Melly has examined constructive for the coronavirus whereas awaiting trial in Florida’s Broward County Jail, the rapper’s Instagram account confirmed on April 2. “He’ll be submitting a movement for restricted launch in hopes of higher care as a result of any jails not being ready to deal with this new virus,” the submit alongside a photograph together with his household reads. “He hopes in your help and to get better quickly #prayformelly ship constructive power to him please.”
The 65-year-old guitarist and Grammy-winning producer informed Rolling Stone on April 2 that his coronavirus expertise started with a cough he attributed to pollen. He then had a excessive fever and shortly examined constructive for COVID-19. “I’m nonetheless making an attempt to evaluate all this. For the previous two weeks, I’ve been struggling to remain alive. It truly is that severe,” he mentioned. “That makes you reassess what you’re doing right here. I haven’t been capable of contact or maintain Teresa, and even take a look at her, this complete time. We’ve been on the cellphone continuously. It makes me see how precious our relationship is.”
Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne
The nation songstress revealed that loading up on nutritional vitamins helped her get better from the virus. “Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, B complicated; chaga mushrooms and ZINC! Plenty of Zinc. I additionally drank extra water and Gatorade then I ever have in my life. I wished to flush that factor out of my system. These nutritional vitamins and staying hydrated and relaxation had been a lifesaver for me.”
“Subsequent up, donating my blood and plasma to assist others,” she concluded. “Sorry for the lengthy submit, and sending LOTS of affection to all of you and hope you might be staying wholesome and protected!”
John Taylor (of Duran Duran)
The bassist, who says he has recovered, revealed he examined constructive on Duran Duran’s social media pages on April 5, writing: “I’ve determined to share with you that I examined constructive with the Corona Virus virtually three weeks in the past. Maybe I’m a very sturdy 59 12 months previous – I prefer to assume I’m – or was blessed with getting solely a gentle case of Covid 19 – however after per week or so of what I’d describe as a ‘Turbo-charged Flu’, I got here out of it feeling okay- though I need to admit I did not thoughts the quarantine because it gave me the possibility to actually get better.”
The “Entire Large World” singer-songwriter wrote a prolonged weblog submit about his expertise with COVID-19, detailing his signs — chest and rib ache, cough, low-grade fever, intermittent complications — and the method of getting examined. “I felt deeply disturbed once I acquired the information and fairly emotional,” he admitted. however mentioned he is “okay. I am extra involved about individuals who haven’t acquired anyone, people who find themselves going by this alone.”
Brian Stokes Mitchell
The Tony-winning Broadway star introduced to followers in a video tweeted on April 1 that he had examined constructive for COVID-19. The actor mentioned he may really feel his “physique preventing one thing uncommon,” however is now feeling higher. “For the final variety of days — most likely three or 4 — day-after-day that has handed has been higher than the earlier, so I am fairly certain I am over the hump,” he mentioned. “Handle yourselves. Preserve your social distancing.”
The nation singer shared with followers on March 30 that she had contracted the coronavirus “regardless of being quarantined,” going out just for groceries. Shorr shared in tweets that “the primary few days had been completely depressing. … My total physique was in ache, and my fever was like driving a wave.” She is now on the mend. “I am feeling considerably higher,” Shorr wrote, “nevertheless it’s proof how harmful and contagious that is. It is endlessly irritating to see folks not taking this critically.”
Juan Pablo Villamil
The Morat band member revealed in a March 26 message from the group that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus. The musicians defined that they’d been in Spain and Mexico, and upon arriving house in Colombia, they determined to be protected and self-quarantine, noting that they’d skilled delicate signs. “Villa was examined as a result of he had signs and was constructive for COVID-19. For having been collectively for 14 days and having some related signs, it’s our duty to imagine that all of us have the virus,” they wrote on their Instagram submit. “Now we have had very delicate signs. We have to be cautious to not turn out to be contagion brokers. We love you and ask you to remain house and hearken to what the authorities say.”
Veteran nation artist Joe Diffie examined constructive for COVID-19. Diffie, who was the primary nation artist to announce publicly that he has been recognized, mentioned in an announcement on March 27: “I’m underneath the care of medical professionals and at the moment receiving therapy… We wish to remind the general public and all my followers to be vigilant, cautious and cautious throughout this pandemic.” On March 29, he died from problems of the virus.
The singer-songwriter revealed that she probably had COVID-19 early on earlier than testing was obtainable. “Effectively, I acquired it a couple of month in the past, and at that time there weren’t… In most locations there nonetheless aren’t assessments obtainable, however unquestionably it was coronavirus and never the flu. It was all the identical signs,” Polachek defined. “And truly I had a few signs that on the time weren’t being so reported on, like lack of sense of scent and peculiar abdomen points as effectively. That is one of many issues that made it so completely different than the flu was these bizarre abdomen cramps. And on the time these had been curveballs, so I used to be like, I am undecided if I’ve this or not.”
The Christian singer and finalist in season six of American Idol revealed he was battling with COVID-19 in early July. Sligh’s situation took a flip for the more severe and he revealed he’d contracted pneumonia. “Respiratory with out ache or coughing is troublesome & I didn’t get a lot sleep final evening, however hopefully the antibiotics do their work quick,” he wrote on Instagram. Sligh has impacted the Billboard 200 on three events, together with a high 10 with 2008’s Empty Me.
The gospel artist stopped by SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Present to disclose that whereas he has recovered, preventing COVID-19 wasn’t a straightforward course of. “I am a person of religion and simply raised in and in my thoughts, I am simply concrete in the subject material that God is bigger than all the pieces,” he mentioned. But, and nonetheless, it is so necessary for us to make use of widespread sense. So, being on the opposite facet of it now, I am simply grateful that the phrase, I simply completed my run and thru the entire run, I used to be simply saying, God, I thanks. I thanks as a result of it may have been a unique end result for me and my household. So, I’ve realized to be extra grateful for all times itself. Neglect about properties and vehicles and all these items. You possibly can’t take none of that. Meaning nothing to you when your well being is gone.”
On March 29, Prine’s household spoke for him to announce that the singer had been hospitalized, and was in crucial situation, as a result of coronavirus signs. On April 7, the Americana legend died as a result of problems of COVID-19. The 2-time Grammy-winning artist was 73.
Scarface revealed his analysis March 26 throughout a stay stream together with his Geto Boys bandmate Willie D. The rapper defined that he had been sick for weeks, in-and-out of therapy, however formally acquired his outcomes on March 25. What began out as an “itch” within the throat, led to Scarface heading to the emergency room, the place he was given an IV and antibiotics. After he was discharged, he returned to the ER “even sicker,” and famous that “It began off with pneumonia in each of my lungs and three or 4 days later my kidneys failed. I’ve been to the purpose the place I felt I used to be gonna die.” In late April, he up to date that he was on dialysis as a result of kidney failure. “That is my new lifeline,” he mentioned of his dialysis port. “Hanging on that string of demise makes you actually respect life,” Scarface added. “I used to be inches away from demise.”
Asleep on the Wheel’s Ray Benson
The chief of the Texas-based band alerted followers by way of Fb on March 31 that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus however says he stays optimistic. “Hoping for the perfect do not have the same old signs however really feel drained head ache no fever no cough!!” Benson posted on Fb. “I will be okay certain do miss playin music and seein everybody!”
Sam Smith is satisfied they caught the bug, however didn’t get examined. “I do know I had it. one hundred pc had it. The whole lot I’ve learn utterly pointed to that,” Smith informed Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. After three weeks in self-isolation, Smith is feeling high quality. The Brit dueted with John Legend on “Stand By Me” for the “Collectively At House” live performance.
On March 24, Slim Thug introduced by way of Instagram that he examined constructive for the coronavirus. “Verify this out. No video games being performed. The opposite day I acquired examined for the coronavirus, and it got here again constructive,” Thug revealed. “As cautious as I been self-quarantined and staying house — I might need went and acquired one thing to eat, stayed in my truck, masks, gloves, all the pieces on — my take a look at got here again constructive.” The “Like a Boss” MC warned followers to take the virus critically and cautioned them to remain indoors regardless of desirous to work together outdoors.
Jackson Browne revealed March 24 that he has examined constructive for the coronavirus. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer mentioned he instantly sought out testing when he developed a cough and began working a fever. He did take a look at constructive, however he downplayed the severity of his sickness. “My signs are actually fairly delicate, so I don’t require any type of treatment and definitely not hospitalization or something like that,” Browne mentioned. The 71-year-old rocker is fairly sure he picked up the virus on his latest journey to New York for the Love Rocks NYC profit, which moved ahead on March 12 as deliberate however, for the primary time, live-streamed and with no viewers due to early coronavirus cautions. “Now I want I hadn’t gone to New York and carried out this profit,” he admitted.
Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter and bassist identified greatest as a member of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, and for his Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated work in TV and movie, died from coronavirus problems on April 1 at age 52. The musician’s longtime legal professional Josh Grier informed Billboard on March 31 that Schlesinger had “examined constructive for the virus, and has been hospitalized on a ventilator.”
The musician, identified for co-writing “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” (initially for his band the Arrows, although it was later famously recorded and made a success by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts), died from COVID-19 on March 29, in accordance with a message shared by his daughter Laura, who spoke overtly of her father’s demise. “How may this be? I used to be simply at his present a few weeks in the past. I had simply photographed his portrait for his new album. Texted with him earlier. He performed down the “chilly” he thought he had,” she wrote on Fb. “Individuals are dying. You don’t assume It’ll occur to you or your sturdy household. It has. Keep house if not for you…for others. For my dad. This factor is actual. We most likely received’t have the ability to mourn him correctly with a funeral. I simply misplaced the best love of my life and received’t have the ability to hug anybody as a result of I’ve been uncovered and have to self quarantine for 2 weeks….alone.”
The singer-songwriter informed followers March 18 that she had been recognized with the coronavirus. “I’m going to be utterly high quality,” she assured her followers in an Instagram submit earlier than urging them to assist scale back the variety of folks contaminated by self-isolating. “Keep inside. Please. Whether or not you’re feeling sick or not, keep inside. … Take into consideration another person getting your family members sick as a result of they do not pay attention, as a result of they thought they knew higher. As a result of they had been egocentric. Now we have the ability to sluggish this down.”
The music producer, who labored on Cardi B’s Grammy-winning album Invasion of Privateness and every of Submit Malone’s three albums, shared in a March 17 Instagram submit that he was initially recognized with the flu when he began feeling sick on March 6 and was informed by a physician that he completely did not have the coronavirus. Watt defined that he went to the ER and “begged” to be examined and was denied, and it wasn’t till he acquired a personal physician that he came upon he had the virus. “To have the mentality ‘I am younger and this could’t have an effect on me’ is simply straight up silly and so harmful to everybody round you,” wrote the 29-year-old. “It is not about you. It is about everybody collectively preventing this as a staff.”
DJ Webstar, greatest identified for his 2009 hit “Rooster Noodle Soup,” has examined constructive for the coronavirus. The producer introduced the information March 24 by way of Instagram. “I began getting a number of signs on about 9-10 days in the past, so remoted myself instantly,” he defined. “Fever, complications, sore throat, shortness of breath, physique aches, no urge for food. So I believed it was the flu initially. The flu take a look at again got here again damaging. The COVID take a look at I acquired again about an hour in the past and I examined constructive for it.”
David Bryan (of Bon Jovi)
The Bon Jovi keyboardist, who can be a Tony Award-winning composer (Memphis), mentioned in an Instagram replace on March 21 that he is “feeling higher every day” after testing constructive and remaining quarantined for per week (with one other week to comply with). He urged followers to not be afraid of the virus, however reminded them to “please assist out one another. This shall be over quickly… with the assistance of each American!!”
The opera singer introduced on social media on March 22 that he had examined constructive and is isolating in self-quarantine. “I skilled fever and cough signs subsequently deciding to get examined and the end result got here again constructive,” he mentioned. “I urge everybody to be extraordinarily cautious, comply with the fundamental pointers by washing your arms ceaselessly, maintaining no less than a 6 ft distance from others, doing all the pieces you’ll be able to to cease the virus from spreading and please above all keep house for those who can!”
The gospel singer shared on March 17 that she and her husband, Don, had each examined constructive and are underneath quarantine for 2 weeks. “This isn’t pretend information,” she insisted on Instagram. “In case you are not already training social distancing and STAYING HOME, DO SO NOW! That is what we are able to all do. That is how we cease the unfold.”
An unidentified member of the Aussie metalcore act has contracted COVID-19. The Melbourne band simply accomplished a spherical of meet-and-greets in help of their new album Flip Telephone Fantasy, the followup to 2017’s The Rhapsody Tapes which peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Reps for Ocean Grove’s label UNIFIED say “please maintain the Ocean Grove guys (and others affected) in your hearts and minds throughout this time.”
A number of ARIA Award-nominated Australian singer Thelma Plum was hospitalized after contracting the novel coronavirus. In a social submit, Plum wrote that she’s “doing actually good, feeling good,” however warned of the virus’ potential hurt, notably to Australia’s Indigenous communities. “Taking care of your psychological well being throughout the coronavirus outbreak is vital,” she wrote.
The Golden Globe-winning actor, who can be a musician (he opened for Madonna’s Insurgent Coronary heart Tour in Berlin), informed followers in a video on March 16 that he has COVID-19. After studying that he was involved with somebody who had examined constructive, “I quarantined myself and acquired examined instantly,” Elba mentioned, emphasizing that he confirmed no signs. “Look, that is severe, you already know? Now’s the time to actually take into consideration social distancing, washing your arms.”
The Crown the Empire guitarist revealed that he thought he had picked up a case of the flu by his travels, and it wasn’t till he went to the ER that he came upon it was really the coronavirus. “I counsel everybody to maintain yourselves knowledgeable, keep remoted, drink a lot of water and wash your arms!” he tweeted to his followers on March 16.
The recording artist’s husband, actor Tom Hanks, shared with the world on March 11 that the couple had been recognized whereas in Australia. Per the actor, Wilson had some chills and slight fevers. Whereas in isolation, she reached out to followers on Twitter for options for a quarantine playlist. Hours later, she revealed the 28-song “Quarantunes.”
DJ Black N Gentle
New Orleans bounce DJ and radio persona Black N Gentle died on March 19 after testing constructive for the coronavirus. The Orleans Parish coroner’s workplace confirmed March 20 that the DJ, born Oliver Stokes Jr., died after contracting COVID-19. He was 44. Stokes reportedly left work with a fever on March 9 and documented the early phases of his illness on social media, writing his final submit — “pneumonia not the flu” — on March 11.
Broadway star Aaron Tveit, age 36, revealed on Monday (March 23) by way of Instagram that he has examined constructive for the COVID-19 virus and has been in quarantine since Broadway reveals shut down on March 12.
Testomony singer Chucky Billy
Testomony lead singer Chuck Billy and a number of other members of the long-running laborious rock band’s crew have examined constructive for COVID-19. The band introduced the information on March 22 in an announcement, explaining that a number of group members started feeling unwell after coming back from their Bay Strikes again European tour earlier this month.
Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien
On March 23, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien posted on Instagram that he has been house for days with flu-like signs and that he “likely” has the coronavirus, although he hasn’t been examined but as a result of he thinks the scarce assessments needs to be reserved for the “weak in our neighborhood.”
On March 31, Jazz trumpeter and composer Wallace Roney died as a result of problems from the coronavirus. He was 59 years previous. In accordance with NPR, Roney was admitted to St. Joseph’s College Medical Middle in Paterson, New Jersey, final Wednesday.
Fred the Godson
On Monday (April 6), Fred the Godson uploaded a photograph from the hospital, respiration by a ventilator. “I’m in right here with this Covid-19 s—! Please maintain me in y’all prayers!!! #GodIsGreat,” he wrote.
The New Orleans jazz patriarch died on April 1 at age 85. He’s survived by six sons, 4 of whom are musicians: Pulitzer and Grammy winner Wynton; Grammy winner Branford; trombonist and producer Delfeayo; percussionist Jason; photographer Ellis III; and Mboya. “Pneumonia was the precise factor that induced his demise,” Ellis III informed The Related Press. “However it was pneumonia introduced on by COVID-19.”
John “Bucky” Pizzarelli
The jazz guitarist died at age 94 on April 1. His household informed The New York Occasions that they consider he died from the coronavirus after testing constructive. Over the course of the celebrated musician’s decades-long profession, he performed on the White Home a number of instances, together with for Ronald Reagan and Invoice Clinton, and in addition carried out with Frank Sinatra. “Jazz guitar wouldn’t be what it’s right now with out Bucky Pizzarelli,” mentioned jazz guitarist Frank Vignola.