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.