Karol G took to social media to confirm that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
During an Instagram live watched by more than 100,000, the “Tusa” singer said that she tested positive two or three weeks ago but had not made it public so her parents wouldn’t worry. “First of all, thank you to all the people that have reached out to me. I hadn’t said anything because my parents are far away and I didn’t want them to worry about me,” she says.
“Because my new single [Ay DiOs Mío] was coming out, I didn’t want coronavirus to be the news. Now that the news is out, my parents are very nervous and if it was under any other circumstance, they’d be here by my side.”
Karol G went on to say that she is feeling well compared to others who have been diagnosed positive. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few weeks ago with her friend and sister, and decided to isolate away from Anuel, who she confirmed tested negative. “I feel well. Today, I got another test and hoping this one will be negative.”
Karol G joins other Latin artists like Prince Royce, Ovy on the Drums and Morat band members, among others, to share their road to recovery from coronavirus.
In a recent interview with Billboard, the Colombian singer-songwriter spoke about her new single “Ay DiOs Mío,” co-written with Danny Ocean, and her time in quarantine with fiancé Anuel. “Instead of saying ‘We’re sick of each other,’ we’ve come closer together,” Karol G said. “We finished his album, and seeing that process was great. And now we’re working on mine. We really don’t give much opinions on what the other does because we have very different identities and we don’t want to interfere. But we’re part of the process.”