On Monday (Oct. 5), recording artist Trey Songz announced to his fans that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. The star made the reveal via an IG video.
Songz added that he’s been taking his COVID-19 testing very seriously this year, as the virus continues to infect and kill millions of people not only around the country, but the world. “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 unfortunately, this time, it came back positive,” the singer said in the clip.
Afterward, Songz felt the need to share some very important statistics about COVID-19 and exactly what it’s doing to its victims — especially those in the Black community who are experiencing the worst of it and dying the most from it.
“Seven point five million Americans have contracted COVID[-19]. One out of 1000 Black people have died from it.” he went on. “I will be taking it seriously. I will be self-quaranting. I will be in my home until I see a negative sign.”
Songz then reminded his fans that his grandfather lost his life months ago. “My grandfather passed away early this year and while it wasn’t said that it was COVID[-19], I do believe it was. So, I’ve always taken it serious,” Songz stated.
He closed his video: “If you come in contact with COVID[-19], please do the same... Don’t be like the president.”
Songz’s reference stems from Trump being discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center today after being diagnosed with Coronavirus last week, and still being infected with it.
Before his release from the hospital, Trump tweeted: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid[-19]. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
Watch Songz’s video below. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery.