Trey Songz has revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 and will now be self-quarantining at home.
In an Instagram video on Monday, the “Circles” singer explains that although he’s been getting tested “periodically” for the virus, this marks the first time he has tested positive.
“I tested positive for COVID-19,” Trey reveals. “I’ve taken many tests as I’ve been out protesting, food drives, of course, I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically, and this time, unfortunately, it came back positive.”
Wearing a shirt that read “Black Lives Matter, Black Love Matters,” Trey notes in the video that 7.5 million Americans have contracted the virus, and the disproportionate rate of Black people who have died from it.
“One out of a thousand black people have died from it,” says Trey. “I will be taking this seriously. I will be self-quarantining. I will be in my house until I see a negative sign.”
Trey also mentions the death of his grandfather earlier this year, which he believes was COVID-19-related.
“I’ve always taken it serious, and if you come into contact with COVID, please do the same,” he says, before taking a shot at President Donald Trump, who revealed Friday that he’d contracted the virus after months of downplaying the pandemic and preventative measures. “Don’t be like the president.”
This news comes days before Trey’s intended release date for his new album, Back Home, which arrives Friday.
By Rachel George
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