Testament’s Chuck Billy Has Coronavirus
Testament vocalist Chuck Billy has tested positive for coronavirus. The frontman made the announcement on social media, revealing that both he and his wife Tiffany have COVID-19, along with a number of the band’s road crew.
Last month, Testament were forced to cancel their show in Milan, Italy, due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
Sharing the news on Facebook yesterday (March 22), the band said: “As many of you already know, after returning from the Bay Strikes Back Over Europe Tour last week, some of us in Testament have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
“As of yesterday morning, Chuck and Tiffany Billy’s tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.
“We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what’s right, and what’s safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We’ve reached out to support our fellow Bay Area bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.”
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“At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We’re taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same.
“Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!”
Testament were one of the first bands to pull shows in Europe due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has now put a stop to live performances of any kind across Europe, North America and beyond.
Last week saw everyone from A Day To Remember to Parkway Drive postpone or reschedule tour dates for later in the year. Glastonbury festival has also been cancelled, while Coachella festival has been moved to October.
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