Yet another celebrity has just revealed their own personal battle with the coronavirus.
Music industry veteran Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds said that he and members of his family tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fox News.
Edmonds discloses status
On Friday, Edmonds celebrated his 61st birthday, and he took to Instagram to thank his fans for their kind birthday wishes.
“I would like to warmly thank everyone for all the many birthday wishes today,” the Grammy-winning artist wrote. “I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday.”
It was then that the R&B legend revealed that he — along with an undisclosed number of his loved ones — knows first-hand what it means to deal with the virus that has ravaged the globe.
“I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family,” he wrote. “It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
Recovery well underway
Edmonds went on to state, however, that he and his family have since overcome the illness.
“I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health,” he said.
With the positive diagnosis, Edmonds joins an ever-growing list of celebrities to have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fox, including actors Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Rachel Matthews, Pink, and many others. Like Babyface, though, many of these individuals, after a period of self-isolation, have reported that they are either recovering or have already recovered.
Cause to celebrate
Along with celebrating his recovery from the coronavirus, Edmonds also announced in his post that he has accepted an invitation to participate in an Instagram Live special that will also include a host of other music industry luminaries.
“With that being said…I would like to officially accept the invitation from the legendary Swizz Beatz [and] Timbaland to participate with my little brother, Teddy Riley, in what I’d like to call a Celebration of Black Music Excellence in – Teddy vs. Babyface,” he wrote.
“So get ready for a night of groove and love,” he added. “Ladies…put on your red dress…light the candles, pour some wine, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.” The event, in which Edmonds promised to show “what Hip Hop/R&B music really means to the world” is set to take place April 18 at 9 p.m. EDT.