He abruptly canceled a scheduled appearance in Miami Beach, Florida.
Jon Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, just hours before his scheduled concert in Miami Beach, Florida.
A spokesman for the 59-year-old artist disclosed to PEOPLE that he is “completely vaccinated and feeling fine.”
According to local NBC station WSVN, the musician was slated to play at an event dubbed “Runaway With JBJ” at the Loews South Beach hotel when he got a positive result on a rapid COVID test.
When the singer’s positive test was revealed, the crowd had already assembled at the venue, and concertgoers were told the singer felt “great” and was going “to bed,” while band members who tested negative stayed at the venue for the scheduled performance.
“Runaway With JBJ” is a three-day, two-night event in Miami Beach that promises “the ultimate fan experience” for followers, according to the event’s website. An “Intimate Storyteller Performance,” a Halloween costume party, and a picture session are all part of the event, which runs through Sunday.
All guests were asked to show evidence of immunization or a COVID test result that was negative. Jon’s 18-year-old son, as well as his keyboardist and percussionist, were all diagnosed positive for COVID last year.
Reactions to COVID-19 Positive Test For Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has tested positive for Covid-19, but don't worry fans, Jon will be okay. He's living on a prayer.— Stephen Mangram (@Stephen_Mangram) November 1, 2021
Not people attacking Jon Bon Jovi because he’s vaccinated and got covid. Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you can’t catch it, it means you reduce your chances of ending up in hospital and spreading it to others. Just get the vaccine you anti-vax freaks.— ★ Beth ★ (@bethjayne666) November 1, 2021