Famous People Who Have Tested Positive For COV-19

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, along with three other Brooklyn Nets players, tested positive for the novel cov -19. The identities of the other Nets players who have tested positive have not been released. Reportedly three of the players including Durant remain asymptomatic. All four players are currently in quarantine @wonderwall reports.

Kenneth Babyface

Grammy-winning producer-singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds took to social media on April 10 — his 62nd birthday — to let fans know he and his family were recovering from infections. “I would like to warmly thank everyone for all the birthday wishes today,” he wrote. “I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday. I tested positive for Pandemic, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.” However, he added, “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”

Los Angeles Lakers

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that two players tested positive for COV-19. “We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician,” the Lakers said in a statement.

Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to announce that he tested positive for the novel. He was seen touching microphones and other equipment when downplaying the seriousness of the virus. By March 15, however, Gobert said, “I wish I would have taken this thing more seriously and I hope everyone else will do so because we can do it together.”

Donovan Mitchell

Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell was later diagnosed. Although he was initially mad at his teammate, he’s come to see the bigger picture. “I’m asymptomatic,” Mitchell said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I don’t have any symptoms. I could walk down the street [and] if it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. I think that’s the scariest part about this virus. You may seem fine, be fine. And you never know who you may be talking to, who they’re going home to.”

Marcus Smart

Boston Celtics player Marcus Smart announced that he had been diagnosed with the virus. On Twitter Thursday, he said in a video, “I’m okay. I feel fine. I don’t feel any of the symptoms.” He added that he hopes people will practice social distancing.


On April 3, Pink took to Twitter to reveal that after she and her son, Jameson Hart, started “showing symptoms of pandemic” two weeks earlier, they paid a visit to their primary care physician, who had access to tests for the pandemic.

Her results came back positive. “My family was already sheltering at home and continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor,” she wrote, adding that they were re-tested “a few days ago” and “are now thankfully negative.” The singer went on to disparage the fact that tests are not more readily available: “This illness is serious and real,” she continued. “People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”

In the wake of the health trouble, Pink has donated $1 million split between the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked in the cardiomyopathy and heart transplant center there for 18 years, and to the Los Angeles mayor’s emergency trouble fund.

Slim Thug

Rapper Slim Thug said that despite staying at home, he still contracted COV-19.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, he revealed: “As careful as I’ve been self-quarantining, staying home, I might have went and got something to eat or something, simple stuff like that, nothing crazy. Stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on and my test came back positive.”

Bebe Winans

BeBe Winans revealed in April that he likely contracted COV-19 while traveling from New York to Detroit for a Exequies. He also revealed that both his brother, who was hospitalized, and mother, Delores Winans, were also infected by the virus.

Ali Wentworth

Comedian and actress Ali Wentworth said on April 1 that she’s “never been sicker” after testing positive for the pandemic. “High fever. bad body aches. Heavy chest. I’m quarantined from my family,” she said on Instagram.

“This is pure misery.”

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