Laine Hardy Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis

Laine Hardy took to social media on Sunday (June 21) to share the news that he has been diagnosed with…

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Andrew Wendowski

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June 21, 2020

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Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein

Laine Hardy took to social media on Sunday (June 21) to share the news that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

“This wasn’t what I expected on the first day of summer. My doctor confirmed I have Coronavirus, but my symptoms are mild and I’m home recovering in quarantine,” the 19-year-old said in a Facebook post to his fans. “Y’all stay safe & healthy!”

Hardy isn’t the first country artist to contract the virus. Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne, Sturgill Simpson and Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson were previously diagnosed and have recovered from the illness, which has now infected over 9 million people around the world. Sadly, Joe Diffie and John Prine passed away due to complications with the virus.

The season 17 American Idol champ recently released a pair of new songs, “Let There Be Country” and his latest single, “Ground I Grew Up On.” Last week, Hardy celebrated a new career milestone when the music video for “Ground I Grew Up On” hit one million views.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.