Black Veil Brides guitarist Jeremy “Jinxx” Ferguson has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
In an Instagram post Wednesday night, Jinxx shared that he and his family got tested over the weekend after he “woke up feeling extremely rundown, feverish and had a nasty cough.” His test returned positive, while his wife Alice and his mother’s returned negative.
“Immediately we began quarantining in separate rooms,” Jinxx wrote. “So far, Alice and [son] Lennon are showing no symptoms, waiting on a second test results for my mom.”
“Monday night the fever lifted, but I had lost my sense of taste and smell,” he added. “The cough had moved into my lungs and last night noticed tightness in my chest, did some breathing exercises and it eased up. Today I’m just really tired and dizzy. Hoping the worst of it has passed.”
Jinxx also stressed to his fans that they should wear face masks and “take this seriously.”
“This is no hoax, and cases are spiking everywhere, and no one is immune,” he wrote. “And just because you got a negative result doesn’t make you immune or mean you may not have just contracted it, so be cautious and maybe think twice about travel and gathering plans over the holiday.”
Black Veil Brides just last week announced a new album called The Phantom Tomorrow. It’s due out in 2021.
By Josh Johnson
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