Jon Bon Jovi has tested positive for coronavirus.
A representative of the singer, 59, confirmed to Fox News that Bon Jovi was recently tested positive for COVID-19. However, he is apparently in good spirits.
“I can confirm that he has tested positive and that he is fully vaccinated and feeling well,” the representative said.
Variety reports that the artist was to perform at a fan event in Miami on Saturday at Loews South Beach. But after the audience had already signed up at the venue, they were reportedly informed that the singer would not be able to perform. Outlet reports that he did not appear alongside the Kings of Suburbia as planned by an abundance of caution.
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The event was called “Runaway with JBJ.” According to the event’s website, it was to be a three-day, two-night event in Miami Beach for fans who wanted to incorporate a costume party and photo shoot with the star to celebrate Halloween. Those wishing to attend the event had to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.
As People note, this is not the first time Bon Jovi has been affected by a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Keyboard player Dave Bryan was diagnosed with coronavirus in March 2020.
“I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus,” Bryan wrote at the time. “I’ve been sick for a week and I feel better every day. Please do not be afraid !!!”
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Bryan added: “I’ve been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better, I’ll be tested again to make sure I’m free of this ugly virus. Please help each other This will be over soon … with the help of every American !! “
Because he is fully vaccinated, Bon Jovis’ symptoms are milder, as is the case with many breakthrough infections. A breakthrough case of COVID-19 occurs when a fully vaccinated person still gets coronavirus.
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In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were approximately 95% effective in preventing disease, while the one-shot Johnson & Johnson shot was 72% effective, although direct comparisons are difficult. So even though the vaccines are very good at protecting people from the virus, it is still possible to get infected.
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Experts say the shots help reduce the severity of the disease in breakthrough cases.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.