Laine Hardy, the winner of the 2019 edition of the "American Idol," has confirmed, via a Facebook post, that he tested positive for COVID-19.
"...My doctor confirmed I have Coronavirus, but my symptoms are mild, and I'm home recovering in quarantine. Y'all stay safe & healthy!"
Following his post, many fans of Hardy sent him messages wishing him a swift recovery from the virus, which continues to plague the world. One fan wrote:
"Get well soon!! We just listened to your songs all day while we were out in the creek here in Mississippi..."
Another concerned fan recommended that Hardy take Vitamin C, D, and Zinc, which would help him get better quicker, while many others urged him to take care of himself while he recovers.
Due to the pandemic, Hardy hasn't been able to go out on tour and he took his shows virtual, hitting over fifteen online stops on his "Ground I Grew Up On" virtual tour, which is named after his most recent single.
Hardly took their advice and got the season's ticket, going on to win the hearts of the audience and viewers of the show worldwide.
In April, the singer said that he was enjoying playing his new music and some of his favorite covers on tour and that many people had joined in to watch the virtual tours.
Hardy added that though the virtual tour was different from being on the road, it had been a great way for him to connect with his fans and that it had made him happy being able to do so.
The "American Idol" winner had no intention of participating in the 17th season. Still, He was urged to give it another try by judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, after he accompanied a friend to her audition.
Hardy took their advice and got the season's ticket, going on to win the hearts of the audience and viewers of the show worldwide, before winning the crown thanks to his charm and endearing vocal sound.
Hardly's COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the number of celebrities who have tested positive to the virus since it began spreading.
Many of those celebrities, including Andrea Bocelli, Judi Evans, Lesley Stahl, and others, have continued to share their experiences with the disease, urging their fans to stay safe and practice all the precautionary measures to prevent incurring the virus.