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Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID-19, cancels concert

The singer and his bandmates took rapid tests just before the concert and Bon Jovi tested positive.

Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID-19, cancels concert

Jon Bon Jovi performs at the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC concert to benefit God's Love We Deliver at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Jon Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid test just before he was set to perform a concert in Miami Beach.

An announcer took to the stage to give the crowd the bad news just before Saturday night's (Oct 30) concert at Loews South Beach was set to begin, WSVN in Miami reported.

Bon Jovi, 59, and his bandmates took rapid tests just before the concert and Bon Jovi tested positive. He is fully vaccinated. Ticket holders were required to show proof of vaccination or negative test results to get into the concert, the highlight of a three-day hotel package costing up to thousands of dollars a person.

"Jon feels great," the announcer told the crowd, adding that the Livin' On A Prayer singer was going to bed.

He also had been scheduled to participate in a Q & A session and a photo op on Saturday night. 

There was no word on whether the concert would be rescheduled.

Bon Jovi is not the only singer to have COVID-19 in recent days. British musician Ed Sheeran announced on Oct 24 that he had tested positive and would do his performances and interviews from home while self-isolating. 

Source: AP/sr

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