David Bryan of Bon Jovi downplays pandemic panic as he reveal he’s tested positive for coronavirus: ‘It’s the flu not the plague’
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David Bryan of Bon Jovi took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal he has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
‘I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day,’ wrote the 58-year-old keyboardist.
Bryan, currently in self-quarantine, urged his followers to not be ‘afraid’ if they have contracted the potentially deadly virus as it is ‘the flu not the plague.’
Positive: David Bryan of Bon Jovi took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal he has been diagnosed with coronavirus – more specifically known as COVID-19
He continued: ‘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,’ concluded the rock n’ roller.
The multi-talented musician is the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of the Broadway musical Memphis based on the life of DJ Dewey Phillips.
Bryan, recently, returned to the Broadway scene with creative partner Joe DiPietro to create the music and lyrics for the controversial musical Diana.
The stage production pertains to the late Princess Diana and, though it went into previews, was postponed in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Founding member: The 58-year-old is best known as keyboardist and founding member of the 80s rock band Bon Jovi, seen with the rocked in 2019 above
Tested: ‘I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day,’ wrote Bryan (above in 2010) on his Instagram page
Bryan is also one of the founding members of the iconic 1980s rock band Bon Jovi – fronted by lead vocalist and guitar player Jon Bon Jovi.
The band, which was established in 1983, also included drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Richie Sambora, and bassist Alec John Such.
Such was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald in 1994, while Sambora left the band on his own accord in 2013.
On May 15, the band is scheduled to release their 16th studio album titled 2020.
In a press release, the band stated the album would delve into ‘tough topics such as gun control, veterans’ issues, politics, the meaning of family, and much more.’
The same evening David shared his diagnosis with the world, Jon took to his Instagram to share some kind words with his followers in wake of the coronavirus pandemic,
In the short clip, the Livin’ On A Prayer singer could be seen wielding an acoustic guitar, while sitting on a chair in his lavish home.
‘In these trying times I am with you all, with all of my heart and my soul,’ said Bon Jovi.
David is not the first celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19, actors Tom Hanks and Idris Elba have come forward to announce that they, too, have tested positive for the virus.
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