Wiz Khalifa will be staying inside for the foreseeable future after contracting COVID-19. On Wednesday (July 14), the Pittsburgh native revealed he tested positive for the virus but said he hasn’t suffered any of the trademark symptoms, such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath.
“Okay loved ones….sooo…..Ya boy got covid,” Wiz wrote on Twitter. “No symptoms. Just stay away from me for a lil while.”
However, while the 33-year-old recuperates, he promised fans that he’ll use the time to work on some new music as well.
“While im in the house I’ll be givin y’all new content, planning raves and readying this new project,” he said.
At the top of this year, Wiz released two mixtapes, #FUCC2020 and Taylor Nights. He also unveiled a deluxe 10-year anniversary edition of his third studio album Rolling Papers, which included a new version of “Black and Yellow” with Juicy J, Snoop Dogg and T-Pain; verses from Chevy Woods, Nikkiya and Poo Bear; and an added feature from Nipsey Hussle.
Wiz is also booked to perform this September with Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Juicy J and more at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The “See You Again” rapper is also set to appear at the Firefly Music Festival and Rolling Loud California.
It’s unclear whether or not Wiz was vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to contracting it. CNN reported on Thursday (July 15) that data now shows 99 percent of people currently hospitalized with Coronavirus are unvaccinated, suggesting that vaccinated individuals have enough protection to ward off serious symptoms.
However, the U.S. has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases recently, exacerbated by the Delta variant. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 47 states have seen a spike in cases by 10 percent and of those, 35 have seen an increase by over 50 percent.
See Wiz’s tweets about his own COVID-19 diagnosis below.