Kalie Shorr Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis, Says It Was ‘Absolutely Miserable’

Kalie Shorr is urging the public to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously after being diagnosed with COVID-19 herself. “Despite being…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 30, 2020


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Kalie Shorr is urging the public to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously after being diagnosed with COVID-19 herself.

“Despite being quarantined (except for a handful of trips for groceries) for three weeks, I managed to contract COVID 19,” the 25-year-old singer/songwriter shared via Twitter. “I’m feeling significantly better, but it’s proof how dangerous and contagious this is. It’s endlessly frustrating to see people not taking this seriously.”

She went on to describe the symptoms she experienced, admitting the illness was unlike anything she’s ever experienced.

“The first few days were absolutely miserable,” she said. “I’ve never felt like that before. My entire body was in pain, and my fever was like riding a wave. I completely lost my sense of taste and smell.”

Despite the circumstances, Shorr has been active on social media, often updating fans on her quarantine activities. Most recently, she shared that she watched Tiger King and that she dyed her hair purple.

Kalie Shorr recently her first full-length album, Open Book, last fall.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.