Slim Thug has revealed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Houston-bred rapper shared the news in an Instagram post.
“So check this out. No games being played aight?” he said in the video. “The other day I got tested for the Coronavirus and it came back positive. As careful as I’ve been self quarantining, staying home–I might have did... Went got something to eat or something or did some stuff like that. Simple stuff like that, nothing crazy. Stayed in my truck had mask, gloves, everything on and my test came back positive.”
He continued, “So y’all gotta take this stuff serious. Sit home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they saying. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out or whatever. I’m good, I feel good. I don’t got no problems right now. The other day I had a slight fever and a cough; I feel better now. I have no fever or nothing like that so I feel like I’m good. But y’all better take it serious, it’s real out here.”
Although Slim Thug is the first rapper to come forward saying that he is positive for the virus, other celebrities have come forward with their positive diagnosis. Idris Elba recently revealed that he also had the virus.
“This morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”
In the video, Elba explains how he decided to get tested after he realized he had been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Slim Thug and everyone who has been affected by the pandemic.