‘American Idol’ winner Laine Hardy diagnosed with coronavirus
“American Idol” winner Laine Hardy has tested positive for COVID-19.
The country crooner, 19, shared the news on his Instagram Story and Facebook page on Sunday.
“This isn’t what I expected on the first day of summer,” he wrote. “My doctor confirmed I have Coronavirus, but my symptoms are mild and I’m home recovering in quarantine.”
He concluded by adding: “Y’all stay safe & healthy!”
Hardy performed Friday at the swearing-in ceremonies for Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard’s third term where he performed the national anthem, The Advocate reported.
Over the weekend he shared a summery photo of himself with his arm around Miss Louisiana Teen USA Sydney Taylor, who shared on her page that she was also struck by the virus but her symptoms were also “very mild.”
Hardy recently completed a virtual tour that was watched by more than two million viewers. Acoustic versions of his songs “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country” will be released on Friday.
Hardy also recently completed a virtual tour that was watched by more than 2 million viewers. And his next livestream is scheduled Thursday evening.
The Louisiana native won “Idol” in 2019.
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