Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to TMZ, KISS announced Tuesday that the band is choosing to postpone their next 4 tour dates as Simmons recovers. The band and rest of the crew will reportedly remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days.
"Doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA,” the band announced on their official website.
The band also announced on their official website that all tickets already purchased for the cancelled shows will be honored for the new dates once those new dates are officially announced.
Simmons isn’t the only member of the band to test positive for the virus ravaging across the county. The outlet reported last week that Paul Stanley, even though he is fully vaccinated and feeling okay, also tested positive for COVID-19.
“PEOPLE!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense,” Stanley told his worried fans on Twitter last week.
Then earlier today - before the news broke of Simmons testing positive for the virus - Stanley followed up on Twitter with an update to his vitals and condition.
“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you... It kicked my ass. It's over now,” he wrote on social media along with a photo of himself looking alive and well.
Although Paul Stanley has been keeping worried fans in the know about his condition everyday on Twitter, Gene Simmons has not posted anything to his social media page just yet about his own positive COVID-19 test result. The latest update was issued from the official KISS Twitter page around 3pm Tuesday afternoon.
“We are postponing the next four tour dates,” the social media post reads. “All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly.”
The four tour dates that have been postponed are the shows scheduled for September 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th. They were scheduled to take place in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin.