Sturgill Simpson Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

first_imgSturgill Simpson is the latest notable entertainer to reveal they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In a lengthy post shared to his Instagram on Saturday, the guitarist and singer revealed he has indeed tested positive for the deadly virus and is still contagious a month after he initially visited the emergency room for feelings of chest pains, fever, and pre-stroke blood pressure levels.Simpson had been performing in western Europe and North America alongside Tyler Childers on their A Good Look’n Tour earlier this year dating back to January and February until the 2020 run of shows was put on hold in March along with the rest of the concert industry.Related: Sturgill Simpson Releases Music Video For “A Good Look” [Watch]The post shared to Simpson’s Instagram reads,This photo was taken at 9am on March 13th when my wife took me to our local hospital ER due to chest pains, fever, and pre-stroke blood pressure levels. I spent an hour listening to a (highly condescending) Doctor refuse to test me because I “did not fit testing criteria” and tell me why it was impossible that I had contracted the virus due to its extreme rarity and that it was not in western Europe yet during that same period (which we now know is incorrect) even though I was told by two nurses that I was the first person their hospital had walk in requesting to be tested.Almost one month later on April 6th my wife and I were both tested after finally finding a free drive-thru testing facility outside a National Guard depot. Yesterday on Friday April 10th, after almost one month without any symptoms, I received a call from the Nashville CDC stating that my test resulted in a positive detection for Covid-19. My wife (who has been by my side since Europe) tested negative.Simpson continued,All I know is I first felt symptoms a month ago yet Im still positive and contagious and now on quarantine in the dojo until April 19th and really wishing Id taken my wife’s advice and put a bathroom in the floor and learn. But hey, at least our Government appointed task force headed by a man who does not believe in science is against mass testing and we now have a second task force in the works to “open America back up for business”! Dick Daddy out.Late last month Margo Price also revealed that the release of her forthcoming studio album produced by Simpson, That’s How Rumors Get Started, has been pushed back from its scheduled May 8th arrival to sometime this summer.Read Simpson’s entire post below – Feel better Sturgill!last_img

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