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.”
Ray Benson @aatw1969 has recovered from COVID-19 and is "back in the saddle" with a new episode of "Austin Outer Limits" premiering SAT 4/18 8pET @SIRIUSXM Ch59 & streaming free here: https://t.co/JYze3UOtgA pic.twitter.com/CFFugEb5Ag
— Willie's Roadhouse (@SXMWillie) April 15, 2020
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.