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.