Trey Songz says he recently became one of millions who have tested positive for coronavirus. On Monday (Oct. 5), Songz posted an Instagram video explaining that he gets tested regularly due to participating in Black Lives Matter protests, food drives, and out of caution for his young son.
“I get tested periodically and this time it unfortunately came back positive,” Songz said before adding some statistics on the disease. “7.5 million Americans have contracted COVID. One out of 1,000 black people have died from it. I will be taking it seriously. I will be self quarantining. I will be in my house, until I see a negative sign.”
The 35-year-old singer went on to reveal that his grandfather died earlier this year, and he suspects that his passing was a result of the viral disease.
“While it wasn’t said that it was COVID, I do believe it was, so I’ve always taken it seriously. If you come in contact with COVID, please do the same, don’t be like the president,” he said referencing Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.
Aside from quarantining, Songz has been prepping the release of his eighth studio album, Back Home. The 22-track LP features appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Davido, Swae Lee, and Summer Walker.
Check out the track list below.
22 Songz… pic.twitter.com/RoqSgNDYip
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) October 6, 2020