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.