Jackson Browne Tells Rolling Stone He's Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Lawrence Kim
March 26, 2020

Klein, Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne performs at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston.

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo came forward with his positive test earlier this week; the 79-year-old is said to be in "good health" and is self-quarantining with his family.

Notably, Jackson Browne emphasized that a large portion of COVID-19 carriers will have mild or no symptoms, but will still be able to pass the infection on to at-risk persons.

"That's what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread.

I guess I've got a really strong immune system", Browne told Rolling Stone magazine. "It was before the mandatory quarantine orders were issued, because you don't know if you had it or not", he said.

"I'm presuming I got this flying back and forth to NY to do Love Rocks show at the Beacon", he told the magazine's Angie Martoccio. I was told by my doctor there's a 19-year-old on a ventilator in Santa Monica.

Jackson was not sure where he got it, but he suspected his recent trip to NY for the annual "Love Rocks NYC benefit", which also featured Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks, may have been the source.

Browne added that as soon as he received the news about catching the virus he went into self-isolation immediately. "I think to myself, 'How much simpler would it have been had I just called in and said, 'No, I'm not going to travel on a cross-country flight and spend two days in NY with all these people that are singing all over the country'". "There's no guarantee that because you're young, you're not going to be affected by this".

'I'm presuming I got this flying back and forth to NY to do [the] Love Rocks show at the Beacon, ' Browne said. Kevin Durant was one of four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for COVID-19, though he showed no symptoms. There's so much we don't know.

"Our experiences will be helpful for others to know".

"It's important for us all to be pretty forthcoming about what we're going through", the singer said. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

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