Garth Brooks says his wife Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for coronavirus … as he’s tested negative
- Singer and team addressed Yearwood’s health in a statement on Facebook
- He says Yearwood is ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ in her health battle
- Yearwood is ‘dealing with symptoms’ of COVID-19, Brooks’ team says
Garth Brooks says his wife Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Brooks, 59, said that wife Yearwood, 56, is on the upswing in her recovery from the ailment, while he has tested negative.
‘The Queen and I have now tested twice,’ Brooks said. ‘Officially, she’s diagnosed as “on her way out of the tunnel” now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.’
The latest: Garth Brooks, 59, said Wednesday that his wife Trisha Yearwood, 56, has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on his Facebook page, Brooks said Yearwood is on the upswing in her recovery from the ailment, while he has tested negative
The Friends In Low Places singer continued, ‘Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together.
‘And anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.’
The couple, who’ve been wed since 2005, had been bunkering down at their home in Tennessee after a member of their staff tested positive for the virus.
Yearwood ‘is doing okay so far, but is dealing with symptoms’ in her battle, the statement on Brooks’ page read.
Difficult time: Yearwood ‘is doing okay so far, but is dealing with symptoms’ in her battle, the statement on Brooks’ page read. She was snapped in 2019 in NYC
The Thunder Rolls artist said he was worried about how the virus, and its aftereffects, could impact his wife in her ability to sing
‘She’s tough,’ the Unanswered Prayers artist said of his wife. ‘She’s stronger than me.’
Brooks, who is was going to cease doing his Facebook show Inside Studio G amid his wife’s recovery, said he was grateful for prayers from fans for his ailing spouse.
‘If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her,’ Brooks said. ‘That’s what I’m doing.
The Thunder Rolls artist said he was worried about how the virus, and its aftereffects, could impact his wife in her ability to sing.
‘Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,’ said Brooks, who was among the entertainers who performed at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January. ‘We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.’
As of Wednesday, on a global level, 2,495,813 people have died amid more than 112,513,463 positive diagnoses worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The death total for COVID-19 in the U.S. was at 505,796 people, with 28,330,141 total positive diagnoses.