Chiquis, Karol G, Prince Royce and Ovy On the Drums, among others, have opened up about having tested positive for COVID-19 and shared the road to recovery with their millions of followers on social media.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States, with more than 4 million cases confirmed to date, Latin musicians who have tested positive have taken this opportunity to not only be transparent. They're also educating their fans and encouraging them to stay home -- if they have the option -- and urging them to continue to take necessary precautions such as social distancing, wearing masks and washing your hands to reduce the risk of transmission.
"It’s so frustrating to me to see people at supermarkets without a mask," Royce said in an interview with the Associated Press. "Just because you’re young doesn’t mean that you’re not gonna get it. I’m hoping that my story can educate the youth."
Prince Royce Is Recuperating from COVID-19, Warns Others to Take Precautions
Here are the Latin artists who have opened up about having the coronavirus.
J Balvin revealed he was recovering from coronavirus during an acceptance speech he gave at Premios Juventud on Aug. 13. Via a pre-recorded video, Balvin announced, "at this moment, I'm just getting better from COVID-19. These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won't think that we'll get it but I got it and I got it bad," Balvin said. "My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn't a joke. The virus is real and it's dangerous." On Aug. 14, the Colombian superstar took to social media to share additional details of his experience with COVID-19. See the video below.
Cuban singer and actress Aymée Nuviola announced during an interview with MegaTV on July 29 that she had COVID-19. "It happened a few days ago and luckily, I am in the last stages and recuperating," she said. "I noticed something was off because I had mood swings, I went from being nervous to wanting to sleep all the time, until finally, I lost my senses of smell and taste and so I decided to get the test and it was positive."
On July 24, the "Jolene" singer shared with her fans on social media that she had tested negative for COVID-19 following her positive diagnosis from earlier this month. "I don't wish this upon anyone. It's weird, sad and an awful thing to have. But I want to share my journey because I want to be transparent and it's my responsibility. God has given me this platform to talk about these things." The regional Mexican singer went on to say that she tested positive for antibodies. "I felt confused. I thought I would never be normal again, I was scared. But now I am past this."