A representative for the singer, 59, confirmed to Fox News that Bon Jovi recently tested positive for COVID-19. He seems to be in good spirits.
” “I can confirm that he has been tested positive, and that he is fully vaccinated. He’s fine,” said the representative.
Variety reports that the artist was due to appear at a fan event in Miami Saturday at the Loews South Beach. The singer was reportedly told that he would not perform after fans had filed in to the venue. According to the outlet, he didn’t perform with Kings of Suburbia because he was too cautious.
Bon Jovi was positive for coronavirus.
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The event was called “Runaway with JBJ.” According to the event’s website, it was due to be a three-day, two-night event in Miami Beach for fans that would incorporate a costume party and photo op with the star to celebrate Halloween. Anyone wishing to participate in the event had to show proof of vaccinations or have a negative result.
As People notes, this isn’t the first time that Bon Jovi has been impacted by a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Keyboardist Dave Bryan was diagnosed with coronavirus in March 2020.
Musician David Bryan from Bon Jovi band previously tested positive for COVID-19.
“I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus,” Bryan wrote at the time. I’ve felt better every day since being sick over the past week. Don’t worry! “
Bryan added: “I’ve been quarantined for a week and will for another week. When I feel well, I will be tested once again to ensure I am free from this horrible virus. Help each other. With the support of all Americans, this will soon be gone. “
Because he is fully vaccinated, Bon Jovi’s symptoms are milder as is the case with many breakthrough infections. A breakthrough case of COVID-19 happens when a fully vaccinated person still gets the coronavirus.
Singer Jon Bon Jovi was forced to cancel an appearance after testing positive for COVID-19.
In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were around 95% effective at preventing illness, while the one-shot Johnson & Johnson shot was 72% effective, though direct comparisons are difficult. Although vaccines can protect people against the disease, infection is still possible.
Experts say the shots help reduce the severity of the illness in breakthrough cases.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.