Jon Bon Jovi Tests Positive For COVID, Cancels Concert Last-Minute
Bon Jovi singer Jon Bon Jovi had to cancel his Florida concert on Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19.
The band was set to perform at the “Runaway With JBJ” fan event in Miami Loews South Beach for photos, Q&A sessions and acoustic performance.
Fans were informed of the cancellation close to showtime that Bon Jovi’s rapid COVID test returned positive.
Bon Jovi was to be backed by the Kings of Surburbia at the show. The event required 200 fans to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test.
An announcer took to the stage at Saturday night’s concert and informed the crowd about the breaking news.
”Jon feels great,” the announcer told the crowd and added the singer was going to bed. His symptoms are said to be mild.
During the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan was one of the first major artists to say they’d tested positive.
Bryan wrote on Twitter at the time, “I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!”
He also wrote, “I’ve been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus. Please help out each other. This will be over soon… with the help of every American!”
There is no update on whether the concert would be rescheduled.
Bon Jovi is also said to be fully vaccinated.
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