Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Jackson Browne Says He’s Tested Positive for Corona Virus, Other Stars He Performed with Live Recently Have, Too


Doctor, my eyes! Rock star Jackson Browne says he’s tested positive for Corona Virus. He tells Rolling Stone that many of the performers he played with two weeks ago at the Love Rocks show at New York’s Beacon Theater have, too.

Browne played the charity show for Gods Love We Deliver included Bonnie Raitt. Dave Matthews, Cyndi Lauper, Chris and Rich Robinson, Leon Bridges, Warren Haynes, Macy Gray and many others. The show was sponsored by fashion mogul John Varvatos.

Browne says: “Now I wish I hadn’t gone to New York and done this benefit. I think to myself, “How much simpler would it have been had I just called in and said, ‘No, I’m not going to travel on a cross-country flight and spend two days in New York with all these people that are singing all over the country.’

But you know, in the end, Jackson helps so many charities and stands up for so many causes, it’s not likely he would have stepped back.

How’s he occupying himself? “I’m listening to music. I’m watching some shows. I’m spending a lot of time reading all these op-eds. There’s a bunch of medical bulletins and stories in the New York Times. When you called earlier, I was listening to the press conference with Governor Cuomo. It’s all really good, important information.”

Speedy recovery, Jackson!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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