BeBe Winans Talks about Recovering from Coronavirus after His Brother & Mom Also Contracted It
Bebe Winans is back on his feet after recovering from the Coronavirus. The fearless gospel singer opened up about the ordeal in a recent interview and shared how grateful he is to be alive.
Bebe Winans is giving thanks to the Lord in sparing him for what would have been a different outcome after battling the Coronavirus.
In an interview with Sirius XM’s “The Joe Madison Show,” the 57-year-old gospel singer opened up about contracting the virus and surviving the ordeal.
Bebe Winans at the 10th Annual Governor's Ball of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in November 2018. | Photo: Getty Images
HOW HE GOT THE VIRUS
Winans revealed that in spite of being cautious, he tested positive for COVID 19 after making a quick trip to Detroit to attend a friend’s funeral. He also shared that because he wasn’t in need of a respirator, he wasn’t admitted to a hospital even when he experienced coughing, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
Winans shared that before testing positive, he always believed it wouldn’t happen to him. He even posted a clip of him at the airport in New York reminding people not to live in fear.
WHAT SAW HIM THROUGH IT
As such, Winans, whose brother and mother tested positive too, relied on his faith to see him through his condition.
"I'm a man of faith and just raised in and in my mind, I'm just concrete in the subject matter that God is greater than everything,” he said. And after recovering from the virus, he was only grateful for his second lease on life.
“Being on the other side of it now, I'm just grateful…I was just saying, God, I thank you. I thank you because it could have been a different outcome for me and my family.”
FEARLESS AND FULL OF FAITH
Winans shared that before testing positive, he always believed it wouldn’t happen to him. He even posted a clip of him at the airport in New York reminding people not to live in fear. “I’m sorry, fear does not drive me. It never will. It never has,” he said.
But now that he has gone through the Coronavirus ordeal, he vowed to take better care of his health and let go of what’s inessential.
“Forget about homes and automobiles and all these things. You can't take none of that. That means nothing to you when your health is gone."
HOW THE VIRUS AFFECTED HIS FAMILY
Unlike Winans, his brother who also tested positive had to be confined in the hospital for five days due to fever and pneumonia. His mother, on the other hand, stayed home as she dealt with her symptoms for four to five days. Meanwhile, it appeared his sister Cece Winans was spared.
As of yesterday, Winans was out and about, ready to have lunch in one of his favorite places. He shared a clip of that outing and reminded his followers to use “faith and common sense” in dealing with the threat of the virus. He was fully protected wearing a mask and gloves.
We are happy to see Winans back on his feet again and with his fearless spirit. May his experience enlighten others and help comfort those who are still battling the virus.