ANG international singer-songwriters na sina Pink at Christopher Cross ay hindi nakaligtas sa novel coronavirus. Sa magkahiwalay na balita sa Billboard.com kahapon, inamin ng dalawa na nagpositibo sila sa COVID-19.
Si Pink, na nagpasikat sa mga kantang “Just Like a Pill,” “Sober,” “Just Give Me a Reason,” “Raise Your Glass,” atbp., ay nag-positibo sa test dalawang linggo na ang nakakaraan.
Matapos mag-self-quarantine at mag-take ng retest, negatibo na ngayon ang 40-year-old singer.
Sa kanyang social media posts, ikinuwento ni Pink na kasabay niyang nagkaroon ng sintomas ang anak na si Jameson, tatlong-taong gulang.
“Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago, we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative,” caption ng singer sa IG post.
Dahil sa pangyayari, nagbigay si Pink ng $1-million donasyon sa health care workers sa Amerika.
“I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home,” pakiusap niya.
Para naman kay Christopher ang COVID-19 na ang “possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had.”
Sa Facebook status ng multi-Grammy winner na nakilala sa hits na “Think of Laura,” “Never The Same,” “Sailing” and “All Right,” among others, hindi niya ugaling mag-share ng medical issues sa social media.
Pero dagdag niya, “I do so in hope this will help other people to understand how serious and how contagious this illness is. Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had.
“For those of you who still do not believe the COVID-19 virus is real, or think it is a ‘hoax’ or part of some conspiracy, my advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world.
“PLEASE make every attempt to stall the spread of this virus by: 1) staying home -- the only way we can stop the spread right now is by self-quarantine; 2) washing your hands as many times a day as you can and don’t touch your face; and 3) follow the SCIENCE. Importantly, please read the guidelines posted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to educate yourself on the facts and protect your loved ones: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
“Last but never least: wherever you are in the world, let’s all be kind to one another. Only if we work together can we defeat COVID-19.
Gaya nina Pink at Christopher, nauna nang napabalitang nagka-COVID-19 ang international celebrities na sina Tom Hanks (at misis niyang si Rita Wilson), Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Placido Domingo, atbp.