Jackson Browne is the latest celebrity to report he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“I’m presuming I got this flying back and forth to New York to do [the] Love Rocks show at the Beacon,” the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone. “And now it turns out that several people who were at that show have tested positive. I’m going to try and get in touch with everybody and keep talking with them… 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.’”
Browne has also shared a new song, dubbed “A Little Soon to Say.” And while the delicate tune was written before the COVID-19 outbreak, Browne felt the lyrics were appropriate given the state of America, as he sings, “I wanna see you holding out your light/ I wanna see you light the way/ But whether everything will be alright/ It’s just a little soon to say.”
Later in the interview, Browne notes that he was tested shortly after he started noticing symptoms and he’s spent almost two weeks quarantined in his LA home.
“It’s important for us all to be pretty forthcoming about what we’re going through,” he adds. “Our experiences will be helpful for others to know. I don’t think my case is that important, but it might be helpful to know that some people don’t get this really bad. The idea that we can contribute to the overall herd immunity. You get over this as quickly as you can and be available to help others.”