Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis and Shares How She Recovered

Runaway June singer Jennifer Wayne took to social media on Wednesday (April 15) to share the news that she had…


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April 15, 2020


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Runaway June singer Jennifer Wayne took to social media on Wednesday (April 15) to share the news that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. In an honest post to her fans, the singer went on to share how she recovered from the virus, offering advice to anyone who may need it.

Admitting she was “struggling” over whether or not to share her diagnosis publicly, Wayne said that she ultimately decided to go public with it in hopes that her experience might help others. She suspects she contracted the virus at the grocery store because it’s the only place she’d been, however, she is not completely sure where she was exposed.

Wayne then explained what she did to help kick the virus’ “ass.”

“Everyone is different, and each body’s immune system fights it off in a different way, so I am definitely not saying I have any answers… just wanted to share what I did in case it helps,” she wrote. “I loaded up on Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, B complex; chaga mushrooms and ZINC! Lots of Zinc. I also drank more water and Gatorade than I ever have in my life. I wanted to flush that thing out of my system. Those vitamins and staying hydrated and rest were a lifesaver for me.”

“I’ve read lots of articles about what to do as far as self isolation etc…but not so many on what to do to combat it because there is so much unknown,” she continued.

Wayne hopes to participate in a new study by donating her plasma in hopes to help others battling the virus.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.