Musician Jackson Browne has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now recovering at his home in Los Angeles.
The Rock Hall of Fame inductee became concerned when he began feeling sick in the last few weeks.
“As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested [for COVID-19] .”
According to reports, the 71-year-old musician said: “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that.”
Jackson wasn’t sure where he got it, but he believed that his recent trip to New York annual’ Love Rocks NYC benefit,’ which also included Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks, may have been where he contracted it.
“So many people that have it aren’t going to be tested,” he said. “They don’t have symptoms, but they might have it and might be able to pass it on. That’s what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody.”
Browne spoke to a media source about the pandemic, how he approaches his quarantine period and what tips he has for those who don’t take it seriously.
“The prognosis for what to do once you test positive is pretty much the same as if you don’t test positive, which is to stay put. And stay self-quarantined. Don’t expose anybody. Don’t go anywhere. I quarantined immediately upon feeling sick. It was before the mandatory quarantine orders were issued, because you don’t know if you had it or not,” he said.