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Coronavirus: Here are the Musicians Who Have Tested Positive

From Scarface to Jackson Browne to Rita Wilson

As the coronavirus has rapidly turned into a pandemic, everyone has been affected by it. That includes musicians. Over the past few weeks, festivals and tours have been either postponed or canceled at a breakneck pace.

Unfortunately, as the outbreak has spread, a number of musicians haven’t been immune to it.

From Idris Elba to Andrew Watt, here are the musicians who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Idris Elba

The actor/DJ said he tested positive for coronavirus. He says he is exhibiting no symptoms of having the virus but is self-quarantining for the safety of others.

Andrew Watt

The producer of Ozzy Osbourne’s latest album, Ordinary Man, Watt announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. He shared his story in an Instagram post.

Crown the Empire’s Brandon Hoover

Brandon Hoover, the guitarist of Crown the Empire, announced that he tested positive for coronavirus on March 16. Hoover also described his experience with the symptoms in a Twitter post.

Rita Wilson

Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, tested positive for coronavirus. Wilson, an actress/musician, has several releases to her credit.

Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove has announced that one of the Australian band’s members has tested positive for coronavirus. The band is currently urging any fans who have attended their signings to self-quarantine for two weeks. See more in their Facebook post below.

Charlotte Lawrence

Charlotte Lawrence, whose song “Joke’s On You” appears on the Birds of Prey soundtrack, revealed that she was diagnosed with COVID-19. She said that she’s currently asymptomatic but that she is isolating herself and encourages others to do so, too.

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David Bryan

Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan confirmed in an Instagram post that he tested positive for coronavirus. “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,” he wrote.


Members of the thrash-metal band, including singer Chuck Billy, and their crew have tested positive for coronavirus. They were recently on tour in Europe.

**COVID-19 OFFICIAL STATEMENT** As many of you already know, after returning from the BAY STRIKES BACK over Europe…

Posted by Testament on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Ed O’Brien

The Radiohead guitarist told Uproxx that he has coronavirus. “I Googled it last night and that’s a classic symptom of the coronavirus,” he said. “So, it’s like, okay, I’ve got it,” told the publication.

Slim Thug

In an Instagram post on March 24, rapper Slim Thug said he has coronavirus. “Check this out. No games being played. The other day I got tested for the coronavirus, and it came back positive,” Thug revealed. “As careful as I been self-quarantined and staying home — I might have went and got something to eat, stayed in my truck, mask, gloves, everything on — my test came back positive.” He also cautioned about the dangers of the virus and urged fans to stay indoors.

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Jackson Browne

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Browne suspects he contracted the virus when he traveled to New York City for the Love Rocks NYC benefit show. He has been in self-quarantine for 10 days as of March 24.

Larry Campbell

The guitarist who played with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm has tested positive for coronavirus. His wife posted a video on Facebook confirming the news.


The legendary Geto Boys rapper posted a YouTube video where he told Willie D. that he has coronavirus. He said that the symptoms (including an itchy throat) lingering for a few weeks before finding out Wednesday (March 25) that he tested positive, having been in and out of the hospital with various other symptoms.

Till Lindemann

According to a report in German publication Bild, Lindemann is in intensive care due to the coronavirus. The report said that after a show in Moscow, he was brought to a Berlin hospital by emergency medics after having an extremely high fever. (Update: 3/27 3:15 pm) Rammstein issued a statement saying that Lindemann does not have coronavirus:

Till Lindemann wurde gestern Abend vom Arzt der Band in ein Krankenhaus eingewiesen. Till hat eine Nacht auf der…

Posted by Rammstein on Friday, March 27, 2020

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