Singer has been isolated for a week
Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan has tested positive for the coronavirus. The rockstar posted the news on an Instagram post on Saturday (Mar 21st) saying he’s feeling better after a week of self isolation.
“I got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus,” he shares. “I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!!! It’s the flu not the plague. I’ve been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better, I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus. Please help out each other. This will be over soon… with the help of every American!!”
Earlier on Saturday, frontman Jon Bon Jovi showed support to 8300 Chicago Facebook users who sang the band’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” from their windows while in isolation to help combat the virus.
“Hey Chicago, I heard that you guys are about to open up your windows and scream and shout to ‘Livin’ on a Prayer,'” he shares. “I want you to know that I’m just warming up getting ready to sing along with you. In these trying times, I am with you with all of my heart and my soul, sending my love to everybody in Chicago and across America. Sing it out, baby. We’re all going to come through this together. Be strong, I love you.”
Every major concert, festival and event have either been postponed or canceled due to the pandemic the World Health Organization (WHO) declared last week. More than 300k cases have been reported in 110 countries with 13k deaths and those numbers growing daily. Nearly 100k people have contracted and survived the virus that was discovered last year, forcing much of the world to shut down or reduce hours.
Every hour seems to bring different ideas around the country. Several states have issued “Stay at Home” orders with others quickly following. Only essential businesses, such as grocery stores, banks and gas stations, remain open in those states until further notice. Schools are out for at least a month, but possibly through the end of the school year. International travel has also been restricted until further notice to help combat the rapid spread of the deadly virus that originated in Wuhan, China.
Bon Jovi is set to kick off the Bon Jovi 2020 tour with Bryan Adams on June 10th in Tacoma, WA. The trek wraps July 27th-28th with a pair of shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Each ticket sold includes a copy of Bon Jovi 2020 on CD when its’ released on May 15th via Island Records.
The band has released the first single from the project called “Limitless.” It’s an upbeat anthem encouraging optimism in an uncertain world. The single is now available at radio, streaming and digital outlets.