In addition to his own diagnosis, he passed it along to his 83-year-old mother, Delores, and his 64-year-old brother, Marvin. Thankfully, they are all recovering.
The R&B/gospel icon dished about his COVID-19 #bounceback on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, Billboard reports.
“Sometimes, for some reason, we as a people when we look in and we look at television and various things that’s going on around us, we somehow say, that can’t happen to me for some reason,” he explained. “I don’t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, I’m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.”
Winans added, “You can’t just go to the hospital, and if you’re not in need of a respirator they won’t even take you.”
Listen to BeBe tell it via the audio players below.
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He also revealed that both his brother and mother also caught the virus.
“I’m a man of faith and just raised in and in my mind, I’m just concrete in the subject matter that God is greater than everything. Yet, and still, it’s so important for us to use common sense. So, being on the other side of it now, I’m just grateful that the word, I just finished my run and through the whole run, I was just saying, God, I thank you. I thank you because it could have been a different outcome for me and my family. So, I’ve learned to be more grateful for life itself. Forget about homes and automobiles and all these things. You can’t take none of that. That means nothing to you when your health is gone.”
Winans added, “I’m going to do what’s best for me, and that is keep moving health-wise in my mind and my spirit,” he added. “Keep the spirit moving. You can sit still and keep your spirit moving. I read a whole bunch. I didn’t know I could read so well.”
Listen to his experience in the full interview below.