As the days go by, more and more public figures are testing positive caught with the deadly coronavirus. Singer Pink announced Friday evening that she and her son tested positive for COVID-19. They are among many others who tested positive this week. See the gallery below for the latest.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to come out with the Coronavirus. Since then many celebrities and sports figures have tested positive for COVID-19. Rapper Slim Thug took to Instagram to reveal he has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes hours after African saxophonist Manu Dibango died of the CoronaVirus COVID-19 on March 24th.
See the full list below.
List Of All Celebrities With The Coronavirus (Updated May 22nd) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. Patrick Ewing
NBA Legend and Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing announced that he has tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19. Ewing shared the news on his official Twitter account, saying “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing is currently quarantined in a local hospital. He is the only member associated with the Hoyas basketball team known to test positive.
2. Von Miller
It has been a month since COVID-19 effectively changed how we currently live our lives. The sports world has been affected as all major sports leagues are virtually shut down. After Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell became the first two NBA players to test positive for COVID-19, the virus began affecting not only athletes but their family members as well. Now the NFL is being affected by the virus and it happens to be one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league.
3. Jackie Towns
COVID-19 struck the basketball world one month ago today and now, it has tragically affected one of the league’s best young players. Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns‘ mother, Jacqueline Towns has passed away.
Jacqueline was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late March and was placed in a medically induced coma. The NBA star urged fans as well as the community as a whole to take the virus seriously and pray for his mother.
Karl-Anthony’s father, Karl Towns was also diagnosed with COVID-19 but has recovered from the virus. Thoughts and prayers to the Towns family.
On his 62nd birthday, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds made a shocking revelation – he and his family were infected with COVID-19.
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
The legendary singer/songwriter did not give an immediate timetable to his diagnosis but did say that he and his family no longer positive for the virus which has ravaged the world. “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”
He urged everyone to “stay home” and “stay safe” but not without also sharing some positive news. Music fans were anticipating his Instagram Live battle with fellow legendary producer/singer/songwriter Teddy Riley as part of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘ VERZUZ series.
“Teddy!!! Let’s show them what Hip Hop/R&B music really means to the world,” he added, accepting the invitation for a new date and time: April 18th.
Get well soon, Babyface!
5. Bebe Winans
In an interview with SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show the Gospel icon BeBe Winans said: “I don’t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, I’m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.” BeBe Winans admits in the recent interview that he too had the mentality that he could not contract it and even though he say’s he was cautious somehow got it, but he did not require hospitalization. However in the same interview he revealed that his brother who had also tested positive did require hospital treatment for 4 or 5 days as well as his mother. BeBe also said that although he is a man of faith he admits that you do have to use common sense in the battle of COVID-19. BeBe say’s that he is now on the recovering side of the coronavirus.
6. Marvin Winans
7. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar
8. Former NBA Player Jason Collins
9. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin
10. P!NK and son Jameson
11. Rapper YNW Melly
12. Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. Passed Away Due To COVID-19
13. Brooke Baldwin
14. Designer Jenny Polanco
15. Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus in New Jersey at 59
16. Chris Cuomo
18. Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales
19. Slim Thug
20. Manu Dibango
21. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
22. Harvey Weinstein
23. Andy Cohen
24. Kevin Durant
25. Idris Elba
26. Sabrina Dhowre Elba
27. Daniel Dae Kim
28. Indira Varma
29. DJ Black N Mild Passed Away Due To CoronaVirus Complications
30. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,
32. Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta
33. Marcus Smart
34. Francis Suarez
35. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)