Country music veteran Joe Diffie tests positive for COVID-19.

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Country music veteran Joe Diffie tests positive for COVID-19.

Saturday, 28 March 2020 | PTI | Los Angeles

Country music veteran Joe Diffie tests positive for COVID-19.

American country singer Joe Diffie has been tested positive for coronavirus.

The veteran singer posted a brief statement on his official Facebook page, saying that he is under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment .

My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic, Diffie said.

The 61-year-old veteran is the first prominent figure from the American country music industry to test positive for the virus.

The iconic singer is best for popular tracks such as Home , If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets) , Third Rock From The Sun , Pickup Man and Bigger Than The Beatles .

A Grammy and CMA Award-winning artiste, Diffie had reportedly been planning to release his first new album in seven years, I Got This , as per Variety.

COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in China, has claimed the lives of over 27,000 people worldwide. 
 

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