MusicRow magazine reported on Thursday that country music star Jennifer Wayne had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The country singer broke the news in an Instagram post Wednesday.
“I’ve been struggling with whether or not to share, because to be honest it’s kind of rocked me and I wasn’t sure that putting it on a public platform was right for me,” she wrote. “I did contract COVID-19.”
Vitamins and Gatorade
Wayne, who is a member of the country trio Runaway June, speculated that she contracted the virus at the grocery store, according to MusicRow.
“It’s the only place I’ve been,” she wrote.
Wayne said she has been consuming vitamins and Gatorade. “Vitamins and staying hydrated and rest were a lifesaver for me,” she wrote before expressing hope that her fans “are staying healthy and safe.”
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I’ve been struggling with whether or not to share, because to be honest it’s kind of rocked me and I wasn’t sure that putting it on a public platform was right for me. But as I’ve been telling people, I’ve had so many people reach out and say they have/had the virus and what did I do, what were my symptoms etc. So anyway, I am sharing this because I did contract Covid 19 (I’m assuming from the grocery store, it’s the only place I’ve been?!) and I had some great advice from doctors and friends and family (@travelingwithfinn !)… and this helped me kick this things ass. Everyone is different, and each body’s immune system fights it off in a different way, so I am definitely not saying I have any answers… just wanted to share what I did in case it helps. I loaded up on Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, B complex; chaga mushrooms and ZINC! Lots of Zinc. I also drank more water and Gatorade then I ever have in my life. I wanted to flush that thing out of my system. Those vitamins and staying hydrated and rest were a lifesaver for me. I’ve read lots of articles about what to do as far as self isolation etc… but not so many on what to do to combat it because there is so much unknown. But that seemed to really help me and I really felt I needed to share. Next up, donating my blood and plasma to help others. Sorry for the long post, and sending LOTS of love to all of you and hope you are staying healthy and safe!
In 2019, Runaway June, which also includes members Hannah Mulholland and Naomi Cooke, released the album Blue Roses, which included the hit “Buy My Own Drinks,” MusicRow reported.
The trio also opened for Carrie Underwood during her 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360, appearing alongside other supporting acts like Maddie & Tae, according to PopCulture.
Country world rocked
Sadly, Wayne isn’t the only country performer to come down with COVID-19. Last month, veteran singer-songwriter Joe Diffie passed away from complications relating to the coronavirus, according to NPR. He was 61.
Diffie rose to fame in the early 1990s with somber songs like “If You Want Me To” and “Is It Cold In Here,” according to NPR, as well as lighter numbers like “John Deere Green” and “Pickup Man.”
While known for his traditionalist sensibilities, Diffie turned heads in 2013 with his collaboration with rapper D-Thrash on the 2013 hit “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun.” He was also referenced in chart-topping country hits of 2010s, including Jason Aldean’s “1994” and Chris Young’s “Raised on Country,” NPR reported.