Singer Jackson Browne, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, Tests Positive For Coronavirus At 71 – Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne was tested for the disease after falling ill with “pretty mild” symptoms.
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The 71-year-old musician Jackson Browne has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus spreading around the globe.
Jackson Browne, best known for the 1977 song “Running on Empty,” revealed that he got tested for the virus after developing a “small cough and a temperature” following a trip to New York earlier this month.
“My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” Jackson Browne said.
Jackson Browne is currently resting at home in Los Angeles about 10 days.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne said he suspects he may have caught the virus during a trip to New York City for the recent Love Rocks NYC benefit concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan.
He told Rolling Stone that “several people” linked to the show have also tested positive but didn’t identify them.
“I feel lucky that I’m not really badly affected. I guess I’ve got a really strong immune system,” he added.
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The ‘Doctor My Eyes’ hitmaker Jackson Browne urged younger people to take social distancing guidelines seriously.
He said: “So many people that have it aren’t going to be tested.”
“They don’t have symptoms, but they might have it and might be able to pass it on.”
“That’s what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody,” Jackson Browne said.
The legendary singer said, “I think what young people need to know everywhere [is] they may be less likely, but they have to treat it. They can spread this disease by not taking it seriously.”
“They can spread it to somebody by presuming they won’t have any adverse effects themselves, and they can therefore keep partying and going where they want to go. It’s just not true. They have to understand that everybody is part of the response to this,” Jackson Browne added.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said, “You just don’t know who’s got a strong immune system and who doesn’t. I was told today by my doctor there’s a 19-year-old on a ventilator in Santa Monica. There’s no guarantee that because you’re young, you’re not going to be affected by this.”
— Jackson Browne (@SongsofJBrowne) March 25, 2020