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Opera star Andrea Bocelli reveals he had COVID-19

On Wednesday, Italian Opera singer Andrea Bocelli revealed that he and his family silently fought their battle with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Though he did not specify exactly when they were sick with the virus, he assured that they had a swift and full recovery by the end of March.

“The pandemic which has shaken the world has also affected — albeit mildly — me and certain members of my family,” he said in a social media post.

The global music icon said they chose not to share the news out of respect for those who are dealing with a serious case of the illness.

“Out of respect for those for whom contracting the virus has had more serious consequences, I decided it would be best not to share the news. I certainly didn’t want to unnecessarily alarm my fans and also wished to protect my family’s privacy,” he said.

The 61-year-old said if they were given the chance to donate blood in hopes of finding a cure for COVID-19, his answer would be an immediate “yes.”

“Given the chance to donate blood to help find a cure for COVID, my response was an immediate ‘yes’. A modest — but fundamental gesture, through which I am playing my small part,” he ended.

Early April, on Easter Sunday, Bocelli performed live at the empty Milan Cathedral. His solo performance was said to be a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.


Italy is one of the worst-hit countries of COVID-19. The country once surpassed the death toll of China, where the virus reportedly originated.

Rossane Ramos

Rossane lives off of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, astrology and art. Crazy cat lady in another life.

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