*Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds may look and feel young, but at 61-years-old, a milestone he recently celebrated, the Grammy award-winning performer is at “high risk” for COVID-19.
As this pandemic continues to infect thousands of people nationwide, killing many, the threat of death or serious illness are legitimate possibilities for Edmonds, who announced that he, and his family, tested positive for the virus.
Of course, with testing and treatment being readily accessible to celebrities and other groups of wealthy people, it’s a sure bet Edmonds will make a full recovery.
Still, with each reported case of COVID-19, especially those involving public figures, the severity of this crisis becomes more transparent.
In a reflective post, thanking fans for their well-wishes, he revealed his “scary” battle with COVID-19.
“I would like to warmly thank everyone for all the many birthday wishes today. I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday. I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family,” he wrote in a statement.
“It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends,” the “Every Time I Close My Eyes” singer added. “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”
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On the heels of his recovery, Babyface announced that he will be participating in an “Instagram Live Versuz” special with fellow artists Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, as well as Teddy Riley.
The artist said the Instagram special will be a “Celebration of Black Music Excellence” with a “Teddy vs. Babyface” performance.
“So get ready for a night of groove and love. Ladies…put on your red dress…light the candles, pour some wine, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes…” he continued.
The star promised to show his followers what “Hip Hop/R&B music really means to the world!”
The live performance is scheduled for April 18 at 6 p.m. PST on his official Instagram account.
Along with his statement, the singer captioned the post with a reminder to all of his followers: “Stay Home, Stay Safe.”
Babyface now joins a growing list of celebrities who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Famous stars who have since recovered from it include Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Debi Mazar and Pink, among others.