Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Recovers From COVID-19

“I’m back in the saddle again,” he told fans.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 17, 2020

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Ray Benson; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for A+E Networks

Asleep at the Wheel co-founder and frontman Ray Benson has recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Benson, 69, shared the news on Wednesday, telling fans, “I kicked that son of a gun and I’m back.”

The singer, who is also an actor and voice actor, detailed his diagnosis in a Facebook post on March 31, revealing that he had been feeling the effects of the illness for several days before he was able to get tested.

“Well folks, the bad news I’ve contracted the coronavirus,” he wrote. “Been feeling tired for about 10 days! Went to be tested on the 21st! No tests so went home!”

He later returned and was able to get a test. The results came in less than 24 hours later.

“First call this mornin from lab sayin you got it,” he shared.

After three weeks of being sick, Benson is “back in the saddle.”

He went on to thank people from “all over the world” for thinking of him as he battled the virus.

“I was just overwhelmed, thank you,” he said.

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