Paul Stanley contracts COVID for second time

Stanley and family has contract the omicron variant

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has contracted COVID-19 for the second time while fully vaccinated. On Sunday (Dec 26th), the singer/guitarist shares that his entire family has caught the omicron variant, which has become the dominate variant of the coronavirus.

“My Omicron face! Yup. My entire family has it. I’m tired and have sniffles. Most of my family have absolutely no symptoms. Do as you choose. I’m so glad I’m vaccinated,” Stanley shares on social media.

This is at least the second time the rock star has contracted the virus. In August, Stanley contracted it, forcing Kiss to postpone newly launched End of the Road tour dates. While Stanley has minor symptoms this time, he initially felt worse the first time.

“I had been sick with flu-like symptoms and was tested repeatedly and was negative,” he shared at the time.

A few days later, Gene Simmons tested positive for COVID, despite the band having safety measures in place. In the fall, the group’s longtime guitar tech Francis Steube passed away from COVID two days after being diagnosed at the age of 53.

The trek is currently set to resume in March in Australia, and follows the cancelation of its planned Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. The 12 date residency was set to run from December 29th through February 5th and was canceled due to “soft ticket sales,” according to many inside sources. Simmons says they plan to revisit the idea at a later time.

Simmons is currently developing a Kiss museum that is expected to open at the Rio in Las Vegas in March 2022. Simmons is expanding the Kiss By Monster Mini Golf by 2,000 square feet to accommodate his private collection that features several hundred items.

Buddy Iahn
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