Gene Simmons tests positive for COVID-19… days after KISS bandmate Paul Stanley was diagnosed
- Simmons, 72, and bandmate Paul Stanley, 69, have both contracted the virus
- KISS has postponed their next four shows in light of the news
- The band promised to be back by September 9th for their date in Irvine, CA
- KISS was forced to pull the plug on a Pennsylvania gig last Wednesday following Starchild Stanley’s diagnosis
- Paul is ‘fully vaccinated and feeling fine despite the positive test’ per sources
KISS rocker Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Simmons ,72, health news was shared on the band’s social media on Tuesday, just days after word fellow frontman Paul Stanley, 69, had contracted the virus.
In light of the news, KISS will be postponing their tour for four dates.
Sick: KISS rocker Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19
They assured fans they’d be back in action soon, however, saying: ‘doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.’
KISS was already forced to pull the plug on their gig at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania last Wednesday following Starchild Stanley’s diagnosis.
But the guitarist is handling things well, according to TMZ sources who said Paul is ‘fully vaccinated and feeling fine despite the positive test.’
Gene appeared on TV shortly after news of Paul’s illness, saying that the band was quarantining for safety.
Stanley addressed rumors he was struggling with heart issues after the band’s Pennsylvania date was cancelled on August 25th.
Off stage: Last week KISS was forced to cancel a Pennsylvania show after guitarist Paul Stanley tested positive
‘PEOPLE!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense,’ the 69-year-old explained in a tweet.
The next day, he shared he had COVID, writing: ‘I had been sick with flu-like symptoms and was tested repeatedly and was negative. As of late this afternoon I tested positive. The crew, staff and band have all tested negative once again. More to follow.’
He continued to update fans about his health on Thursday, sharing a selfie and writing: ‘Some really rough days behind and hopefully just a few more ahead. Then… I’M COMIN’ OUT THERE TO SEE YOU!!!!’
And on Monday, a healthy Stanley tweeted: ‘My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you… It kicked my ass. It’s over now.’
Though Simmons has yet to personally comment on his condition, on Tuesday he tweeted a news link about Republican Senator Mitch McConnell urging people to get vaccinated.
KISS previously confirmed that they plan on finishing their End Of The Road World Tour, and that it will be their last trek out on the road before retiring.