Singer Sturgill Simpson Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The singer also shared the frustration he went through to get tested
Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson has joined the growing list of people testing positive for coronavirus. The singer not only shared his diagnosis but also dwelled upon the frustrations he had to go through to get tested on Instagram.
Sturgill Simpson said that he was on tour with his wife “in Western Europe for two weeks late Jan /early Feb..then up and down the southeast/eastern US playing arena shows mid-Feb to early March. We played Charleston, SC on March 10 and they pulled the plug on our tour March 12 and I returned home.”
The photo that he shared on Instagram was taken on March 13. He shared in the caption:
“This photo was taken at 9am on March 13th when my wife took me to our local hospital ER due to chest pains, fever, and pre-stroke blood pressure levels.
I spent an hour listening to a (highly condescending) Doctor refuse to test me because I “did not fit testing criteria” and tell me why it was impossible that I had contracted the virus due to its extreme rarity and that it was not in western Europe yet during that same period (which we now know is incorrect) even though I was told by two nurses that I was the first person their hospital had walk in requesting to be tested.”
However, a month later he and his wife were both tested at a drive-thru testing facility outside a National Guard depot.
“Yesterday on Friday, April 10th, after almost one month without any symptoms, I received a call from the Nashville CDC stating that my test resulted in a positive detection for COVID-19. My wife (who has been by my side since Europe) tested negative.”
“All I know is I first felt symptoms a month ago yet I`m still positive and contagious and now on quarantine in the dojo until April 19th and really wishing I`d taken my wife`s advice and put a bathroom in the floor plans..live and learn,” he joked.