Self-isolating Chicago residents have Bon Jovi singalong after keyboardist diagnosed with coronavirus
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On Saturday, Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan shared his own diagnosis.
“I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus,” the 58-year-old rocker told fans on social media. “I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!!! It’s the flu not the plague. I’ve have been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus.
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“Please help out each other. This will be over soon ... with the help of every American!!”
His message prompted bandmate Jon Bon Jovi — who has been pitching in at his New Jersey restaurant amid the outbreak — to reach out with some moral support. “Feel good my brother,” the singer wrote.
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Shortly after Bryan revealed his health news, his band inspired a singalong in Chicago. As USA Today reports, at 7 p.m. local time on Saturday night, residents confined to their homes under the city’s “stay at home” order began belting out the group’s 1986 hit “Livin’ on a Prayer” from their balconies and open windows.
Jon Bon Jovi himself joined in, addressing fans in a video posted to Instagram.
“In these trying times, I am with you with all of my heart and my soul,” he said, playing a few chords on his guitar.
“Sing it out, baby, we’re all going to come through this together,” he added. “Be strong. i love you.”
We’re just over here livin’ on a prayer. @BonJovi #Wrigleyville #QuarantineLife #BonJovi #Chicago pic.twitter.com/TRzAcgX8Fl
— Brittany Johnson (@itsbrittanyyj) March 22, 2020
@BonJovi folks under a stay home order in Chicago are singing your tune ... because we need all the music we can get now @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/kkKlxY9xsh
— Jeremy Ross (@JeremyAdamRoss) March 22, 2020