Comedians, actors, and musicians use their extra free time during coronavirus isolation to give back to fans and support charities.
Embattled opera star Plácido Domingo revealed Sunday that he has coronavirus.
“I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive,” the 79-year-old Spanish tenor shared on Facebook.
The singer sought testing because he had fever and a cough. He noted he’s in good health and in self-isolation with his family.
“I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least a 6 foot distance from others, doing everything you can to stop the virus from spreading and please above all stay home if you can!” he wrote.
Multiple women have accused Domingo of harassment and abusing his power while he held management positions at Los Angeles Opera and Washington National Opera.
Though he initially denied any wrongdoing, Domingo apologized to his accusers last month when the American Guild of Musical Artists and LA Opera found the sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible.
“I want them to know that I am truly sorry,” he said. “I accept full responsibility for my actions.” Two days later, he added in a new statement: “I have never behaved aggressively toward anybody, nor have I ever done anything to obstruct or hurt the career of anybody.”
Earlier, Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan announced that he, too, has tested positive for coronavirus.
“I just got my results back today and tested positive for corona virus,” Bryan wrote in an Instagram post Saturday afternoon. “I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!!! It’s the flu not the plague. 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. Please help out each other. This will be over soon … with the help of every American!!”
Matthew Bongiovi, brother of Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi, encouraged Bryan to “Feel better brother” in the comments of his post. Bryan’s daughter Gabby wrote, “Classic Bryan luck!!!! We’ll be chugging tequila again soon!”
Bryan and creative partner Joe DiPietro recently staged the musical “Diana” on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre. The play, about the late Princess Diana, was in previews before it was postponed on March 12.
Bon Jovi is scheduled to release the new album, “2020,” on May 15.
Meanwhile, Cassie Randolph shared updates over the weekend on her boyfriend, “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood, who revealed Friday that he also tested positive for coronavirus. The couple has been in quarantine with her family at her parents’ home in California.
“We’re trying to one, stay positive, two, take a lot of vitamins, and get a lot of sleep,” she told fans in an Instagram Story, urging everyone to “please, please” stay at home because “it’s the only thing we can do.”
She noted that Underwood, 28, who has been sequestered on the third floor of the house, didn’t know where he contracted the virus. “I disinfect myself every time I leave,” she said, and shared video shot from the deck of the reality star getting some fresh air by himself on the roof.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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