Trey Songz, 35, says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging his fans to not be cavalier about the novel coronavirus.
On Monday, the “Mr. Steal Your Girl” artist confirmed in a video on Instagram that he was positive. Songz (born Tremaine Neverson) said that he’s been cautious during the pandemic since his grandfather died earlier this year from what he believes were complications due to COVID-19.
The singer said that he frequently got tested since he has a 17-month-old son, Noah, to care for. “Herewith a very important message to let you know I tested positive for COVID-19,” he said in an Instagram video. “I’ve taken many tests as I’ve been out protesting, food drives, of course, I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically and this time it, unfortunately, came back positive.
“I will be taking this seriously. I will be self-quarantining. I will be in my house until I see a negative sign,” Songz said.
The “Na Na” singer then appeared to make a slight jab at President Donald Trump, who is currently battling coronavirus himself.
Songz went on to say, “If you come in contact with COVID, please do the same. Please do the same. Don’t be like the president. Much love and peace, y’all. I thank you in advance for your support [and] your love.”
Many friends of the singer sent their well-wishes, including rapper Fabolous and music exec Jermaine Dupri who commented with prayer emojis.
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