Kiss Guitarist Paul Stanley and Family Contract Omicron Covid-19 Variant – “My Whole Family Has It”
Four months after initially testing positive for the Covid-19 virus, Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley tested positive a second time, this time with the Omicron variant. Additionally, his entire family has also tested positive.
The Kiss member shared the news on Instagram. “My Omicron face!” Stanley wrote on Instagram alongside a close-up photo of himself. “Yeah. My whole family has it. I’m tired and sniffling. Most of my family members have absolutely no symptoms. Do as you please. I’m so glad to be vaccinated.
The band had to postpone the tour shows after Stanley and lead singer Gene Simmons tested positive for Covid-19 in August 2021. After Stanley tested positive, the band postponed a show in Pennsylvania. It was later announced that Simmons had tested positive, forcing the band to postpone four more shows.
“I had been ill with flu-like symptoms and tested multiple times and was negative,” Stanley wrote on Twitter after his first diagnosis. “By late afternoon I tested positive. Crew, staff and band all tested negative once again. More to come.”
The rock icons were in the middle of their End Of The Road tour, which was to be their last set of shows after nearly five decades of being a band. They were able to conclude the American stage in October.
After recovering, Simmons spoke openly to TalkShopLive about the virus and those who will not get vaccinated against the virus.
Simmons said, “If you’re willing to walk among us unvaccinated, you’re an enemy.
“I don’t care what your political beliefs are,” Simmons added, talking about the tour dates KISS had to reschedule. “You’re not allowed to infect anyone just because you think you have delusional rights,” Simmons, 72, said. “You don’t have the right to run a red light. In fact, the government has the right to tell you to stop.”
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