Jon Bon Jonovi was positive for the coronavirus.
Fox News spoke to a representative of the singer at 59 who confirmed that he had recently been tested for COVID-19. However, it seems that he is in good spirits.
“I can confirm he’s tested positive and that he’s fully vaccinated and feeling fine,” the representative said.
Variety has learned that the musician was to attend a Miami Fan Event on Saturday at Loews. The singer was reportedly told that he would not perform after fans had filed in to the venue. He did not sing with Kings of Suburbia, as he had planned.
JON BON JOVI SAYS HE’S THE ‘POSTER BOY’ FOR WHITE PRIVILEGE FOLLOWING RELEASE OF GEORGE FLOYD-INSPIRED SONG
It 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 singer to celebrate Halloween. Participants who wanted to be able to attend had to show proof that they have been vaccinated or passed a negative screening.
As People notes, this isn’t the first time that Bon Jovi has been impacted by a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Dave Bryan, a keyboardist was first diagnosed with coronavirus on March 20, 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 feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!!!”
RICHIE SAMORA IS AWARE OF ‘NO REGRETS’ STAYING BON JOVI FOR FATHERHOOD: REPORT
He added: “I’ve have 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. We need to help each other. This will be over soon… with the help of every American !!”
Because he is fully vaccinated, Bon Jovi’s symptoms are milder as is the case with many breakthrough infections. COVID-19 occurs when an unvaccinated individual still has the coronavirus.
CLICK HERE FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER
In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by 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. So while the vaccines are very good at protecting people from the virus, it’s still possible to get infected with mild or no symptoms, or even to get very sick.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP
If one does end up getting sick despite vaccination, experts say the shots help reduce the severity of the illness — the main reason to get vaccinated.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.