By jsmith on March 25, 2020
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 09: Musician Jackson Browne performs onstage during “Love Rocks NYC! A Change is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope” A Benefit Concert for God’s Love We Deliver at Beacon Theatre on March 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Jackson Browne has Coronavirus and is under quarantine in Los Angeles.

“As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested [for COVID-19],” he tells Rolling Stone. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that.”

Browne says it’s likely that he caught the virus last week at the Love Rocks NYC benefit concert.  Others at the March 12th show have also tested positive.

“There was already a question of being careful and saying, ‘I’ll bump elbows and not shake hands and won’t hug anybody. I won’t behave like that at this show, but still, you’re in close quarters and you’re breathing the same air. They are swabbing the mics, but somebody in the crew has it. For all I know, he got it from me. I could have got it from the crew member that has it or he could have got it from me. I don’t know. I traveled on an airplane to get there.”

Browne has spent the last 10 days listening to music, paying attention to the news for all the latest updates and catching up with friends and family. And says he considers himself “lucky” that his symptoms aren’t too bad,  he does, however, want to warn everybody to take the virus seriously.

“I’m in the middle of trying to call everyone I know to discuss with them how they are feeling and whether or not they have symptoms, you have to assume you have it. You need to assume that you in some way could very easily pass it to someone else. … There’s so much we don’t know. The one thing you can do is not go anywhere, not show up anywhere.”

Get well soon!

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