Asleep At The Wheel’s Ray Benson Tests Positive For COVID-19
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70s country music singer and the lead vocalist for country band Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Benson, has revealed to the public that he has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Benson, who is 69 years old, explained the diagnosis in a Facebook post to all of his friends and fans. He said that he’d been really tired for just over a week and then decided he should be tested for COVID-19 on March 21st, 2020.
“Well folks, the bad news I’ve contracted the coronavirus!! Been feeling tired for about 10 days! Went to be tested on the 21st! No tests so went home! Went back yesterday feelin the same tired out of it and they tested … first call this mornin’ from lab sayin you got it!!”
The Grammy-winning western swing singer and musician had just hosted a virtual festival days before he got tested, however, most of the participants were connected remotely.
“Hoping for the best don’t have the usual symptoms but feel tired headache no fever no cough!! I’ll be ok sure do miss playin music and seein everyone! Stay well this s*** is serious!! I have been alone for the most part and wore mask washed hands used hand sanitizer still got it!”
Benson is the third country singer from the 70s/80s to reveal they’ve tested positive for COVID-19 during the global pandemic. Previously, Joe Diffie was diagnosed and later died. John Prine has also been diagnosed and was in critical care, but his situation has become more stable in recent days.
Read his full post below and be sure to watch a video about how to properly clean your groceries to reduce the risk of transmission.