Italian singer Andrea Bocelli recently disclosed that he contracted the novel coronavirus but has now fully recovered from it.
Andrea Bocelli shocked his fans when he revealed that he not only had the novel coronavirus but has since recovered from it.
Andrea Bocelli at the World Childhood Foundation USA Thank You Gala on September 16, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images
CNN reported that he shared the news via a Facebook post which read in some parts: "The pandemic that troubled the world, involved — although in a very slight and almost asymptomatic way — also my person and some members of my family."
Lady Gaga asked [Andrea Bocelli] to be part of the singers and musicians that would perform live-streamed events to establish hope across the globe.
The Italian singer told his fans that he chose not to reveal his illness at an earlier stage because he didn't want to "unnecessarily alarm" his supporters. He also stated that he kept the news of his COVID-19 diagnosis because he wanted to protect his family's privacy.
Andrea added that he felt it was okay for him to talk about his diagnosis now as he volunteered to donate his blood to help in the search for a cure or vaccine.
Fox News noted that the crooner, his wife, Veronica, and their two children all allegedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as far back as March.
Due to the diagnosis and the ongoing pandemic, the singer ended up canceling the concerts that he had previously scheduled for the year.
However, Andrea ensured that he did his bit to cheer people up during these difficult times when he held an Easter concert an empty cathedral of Milan. The special event has garnered over forty million views since it was live-streamed on Easter Sunday.
Just before the concert, Sky News reported that the Italian opera star made it known that it was not a concert in the ordinary sense, but a prayer.
The opera singer also stated that it was Lady Gaga who asked him to be part of the singers and musicians that would perform live-streamed events to establish hope across the globe.
Andrea was joined by the cathedral's organist, Emanuele Vianelli, who played one of the world's largest pipe organs for his Easter Sunday performance.
Andrea sang some songs that many people have considered sacred, including Pietro Mascagni's "Sancta Maria."