In yet another blow for KISS fans, bass player Gene Simmons has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
This news comes after the band recently confirmed that they will be postponing their Australian tour; with their November/December tour dates moved to March/April 2022, due to ongoing border restrictions.
Simmons is now the second member of KISS to test positive, with lead singer Paul Stanley recently recovering from the virus.
Stanley spoke of his recovery in a Twitter post, which read:
“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you… It kicked my ass. It’s over now.”
He also sent a message to his Australian fans, thanking them for their support:
“I am overwhelmed by the hundreds of messages of love and support that I have received from my Aussie fans and want to let you all know that I now feel great and am near my complete recovery. My doctors have told me that I was very smart to get fully vaccinated as that has clearly made the difference in making sure I don’t get really sick from this virus. I know that Australia is accelerating its vaccine roll out but, unfortunately, it won’t be in time for our November / December tour to proceed as scheduled. So, we will push the tour back a few months but, rest assured, WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!”
The link for information on KISS’s postponed tour dates can be found here.
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Written by Jackson Miller