Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but has since made a full recovery.
The 40-year-old revealed her diagnosis through an Instagram story. While enjoying some fresh air and a “social-distance” walk, Bareilles acknowledged that she’d come down with the infection, and that she is “fully recovered.” After that, the Eureka, California, native voiced support for all who are suffering during this “really tricky time” and noted how thankful she was to “be walking around.”
Not a few of the Instagram posts recently published by Sara Bareilles center on COVID-19 awareness and staying strong throughout the crisis. While inherently powerful, these messages are additionally meaningful considering Bareilles’s diagnosis and recovery.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the music industry in more ways than one. Financially, many artists are suffering because health concerns and large-gathering bans have nixed virtually all upcoming festivals and performances. Similarly, government orders to close non-essential businesses have prompted a substantial portion of recording studios to temporarily cease admitting musicians and employees.
Health-wise, Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge, opera mainstay Placido Domingo, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne are battling the disease. (Placido Domingo has mostly recovered following a one-week-long hospital stay, while Jackson Browne is self-quarantining at home.) Tragically, “Stacy’s Mom” creator Adam Schlesinger and country-music legend Joe Diffie have passed as a result of coronavirus complications.
At the time of this writing, medical professionals had diagnosed approximately 1.06 million worldwide COVID-19 cases.
Read the full transcript of Sara Bareilles’ coronavirus-related Instagram story here:
“Hi friends. Social-distance walking, just had therapy. Just wanted to check in. I’m really quiet right now and will probably continue to be quiet, just sort of taking all of this in and having a lot of feelings, as I do. I had it [the novel coronavirus], just so you know, and fully recovered, just so you know. And I am just thinking about all the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love. And just being really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around. Lots of love guys, take care of yourselves.”