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Jazmine Sullivan tests positive for COIVD-19; forced to postpone upcoming tour dates

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Thursday was a day of joy and pain for Jazmine Sullivan: She won three NAACP Image Awards, and also announced she tested positive for COVID-19.

The “Need U Bad” singer tweeted, “I am taking every precaution to isolate myself. I’m truly sad to have to cancel more shows but health and safety come first for myself, my team and all of you.”

Sullivan will not perform her scheduled shows today in Los Angeles and Saturday in Phoenix.

“We will let you know when the tour will resume once we have made that decision,” she continued. “As soon as we have more information in regards to tickets and rescheduling, ticket holders will be notified via email. Thank you so much for your understanding and support and I’ll be seeing you very soon.”

Sullivan’s statement comes a day after canceling her Wednesday concert in Sacramento, California, for “feeling extremely under the weather.”

The 34-year-old vocalist from Philadelphia kicked off her Heaux Tales tour on February 14 in Vancouver, Canada. The tour is scheduled to continue through March 30 in Chicago.

As Jazmine announced she tested positive for COVID, also on Thursday, she also won NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album for Heaux Tales, and Outstanding R&B Song for “Pick Up Your Feelings.” She commented on Instagram, “Thank you NAACP Image Awards for this recognition and always upholding and showcasing Black excellence. I’m honored.”

Sullivan is also up for three Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for “Pick Up Your Feelings,” and Best R&B Album for Heaux Tales.

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