2nd UPDARE SATURDAY 2:30 PM: Rocker Bryan Adams on Saturday posted a new update from Milan, Italy where he was taken to the hospital after testing positive for Covid upon arrival at the Milan Malpensa airport on Thursday. This was his second positive test in less than a month after another one on Oct. 30 led to him pulling out from his scheduled live performance at Tina Turner’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
“I was symptomatic even though I had been vaccinated but I’m on the mend now,” he wrote Saturday on Instagram. He did not specify whether he is still at the hospital but noted that “I’m stuck in my room here in Milan,” indicating that he is quarantining.
Adams, who is Italy for promotional appearance in support for Pirelli’s 2022 calendar he shot as a photographer, said that he would still meet fans but the event will be held online. (You can see the IG post below.)
UPDATE FRIDAY 1:30 PM: Bryan Adams posted an update from the hospital in Milan, Italy where he was taken after testing positive for Covid upon arrival at the Milan Malpensa airport on Thursday.
“Day two in Milan, and my thanks to all the kind nurses and doctors that have been looking after me,” the Canadian rock musician wrote on Instagram next to photos and a video from inside the hospital. “The shot I’m being given is anti thrombosis, it’s precautionary until I test negative.” (You can see the full post below.)
Adams, who went to Italy to promote the Pirelli 2022 calendar he shot as a photographer, also thanked the tire manufacturer and plugged the calendar, which features photos of top musicians.
PREVIOUS THURSDAY 7 PM: Bryan Adams has tested positive for Covid-19, the Canadian rock star wrote on Instagram Thursday.
“Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and I’ve tested positive for the second time in a month for Covid. So it’s off to the hospital for me. Thanks for all your support,” he said next to pictures of him at the Milan Malpensa airport and in an ambulance. His condition is unknown.
Adams also tested positive Oct. 30 when he had to pull out from his scheduled appearance at Tina Turner’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony where he was to perform a medley of songs including “It’s Only Love,” which is a duet between Adams and Turner from his 1984 album.
A rep for Adams at the time said that the musician is fully vaccinated and showed no symptoms.
It is unclear whether the latest positive test is a result of so-called shedding of the coronavirus, which results in those affected continuing to test positive for a long time beyond the period when they are contagious.
Adams, who is also a photographer, is in Italy to promote Pirelli’s 2022 calendar, for which he shot fellow musicians Cher, Grimes, Jennifer Hudson, Normani, Rita Ora, Bohan Phoenix, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, Kali Uchis, and Saweetie.
Adams was scheduled to appear at in-person press events Sunday and Monday. It is unclear whether he would be able to attend.
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