Christopher Cross Contracts COVID-19 — “Possibly the Worst Illness I’ve Ever Had”

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Christopher Cross is the latest musician to contract COVID-19, calling it “possibly the worst illness.”

The singer-songwriter is best known for his hits from the 80s, including ‘Sailing’ and ‘Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).’ He released a brief message on Facebook, sharing his struggle with the virus.

“Dear Friends, I am sorry to report that I am among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. I’m not in the habit of discussing medical issues on social media, but I do so in the hope this will help other people to understand how serious and how contagious this illness is.”

“Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” Christopher Cross writes.

He finishes the post by addressing people who still think the pandemic is not a severe threat. He asks fans to stay at home and follow CDC guidelines to help control the spread of the virus.

Cross gained fame in 1979 with the release of his debut LP, Christopher Cross. Tracks like ‘Ride Like the Wind’ and ‘Sailing’ became massive hits on the radio. They helped Cross sweep the 1981 Grammys – winning all four major categories. No other artist has managed that feat since, until Billie Eilish won all four major Grammys categories this year.

Cross hit the road last year with Micky Dolenz, Todd Rundgren, Jason Scheff, and Joey Molland. The group is performing music from the Beatles’ White Album.

The coronavirus pandemic situation continues to worsen in the United States. There are now 272,000 cases across the country, with 6,991 deaths at the time of writing. The economic impact of the virus is staggering — 6.6 million Americans filed jobless claims this week.

The virus has taken legendary music talent from this world, no matter their age. The full scale of the economic impact across the economy hasn’t even begun surface.

13 Responses

  1. Angelito

    Very few healthy people die from CV. Obesity is a major risk factor, yet nobody wants to talk about that because it means we must acknowledge a lack a self discipline.

    It is time to stop the CV madness and get back to work. The cure is worse than the disease.

    • Trish

      Obesity has been acknowledged as a problem in this country for years. There’s no madness in staying safe. If you’re fine with this just being another flu, why don’t you go volunteer at a local hospital? All talk, I thought so.

      • Angelito

        I could care less if I contract this cold. People die. Life can be hard. Americans are soft addicted fat idiots.

        • Trish

          You’re an asshole. That’s a fact. I hope you don’t get this virus as it is horrible.

        • Trish

          Let’s just hope that you don’t kill anyone else due to your limited mental capacity.

          • Angelito

            Yawn. Keep up the good panic, and throw in a splash of hysteria.

            Newsflash: people are gonna die after CV goes away, then you can return to your normal state of stupidity.

  2. Trish

    Angelito, you’re an idiot. Yes, people die every day and are going to die moving forward. When was the last time, freezer trucks were staged outside NY hospitals to deal with the masses of dead? There’s no panic. There is simple addressing and attending to the current situation. You poor thing, must really need attention.

  3. Stan

    Angelito; WOW, it’s a bore to read from someone who is a poster child for our failing and falling society. As you stated ‘Yawn’; thats what I’m doing at this moment due to reading your lethargic minded comments. I can tell by your comments that you passed on earning a collegiate degree. Mental structure and intellectual thought are absent in any of your comments. Please, put on a mask and go help others. You need to do some service for others since your uneducated arrogance shines brighter than your brain! Helping others will make you a more helpful ‘Poster-Child’.

    • Angelito

      Brevity is a virtue. Try it. Then, quit being hysterical.

      • Trish

        Your constant talk about people not being hysterical is even more hysterical.

        • Angelito

          BTW, I see what you did there—one word, two meanings. You are a literary genius, donchaknow! Jump back and kiss yourself already!

  4. Anonymous

    Angelito, you appear to tell others what to do. That in itself is is toxic. You’re into ‘self’ in a sick way. This knowledge is magnified from your off-ethical verbiage and monochromatic word choice. Please, send us another comment. You’re entertaining in a ‘I shouldn’t look , but I have to look’ type of freak sideshow. Your last comment was …….. was ……. was …… a freak sideshow; Made non-intellectual sense or even common sense. I’ve sent 9 individuals your comment and they were stumped and embarrassed for the elementary style of comment. Anyhow, please become a normal human. Become educated and somewhat thought provoking to be taken a teeny weeny but serious. Educate – educate – learn – study to become. At the moment, nah! You keep showing up slacked brained; your words are proof!