Prince Royce has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The “Back It Up” singer, 31, opened up about his diagnosis in a video on Friday, revealing that he tested positive for COVID-19 almost two weeks ago even though he was taking precautions against the respiratory disease.
“This is something I never thought would happen to me, but it did,” he said, speaking both English and Spanish in the clip. “It’s something that, I’m in shock. I didn’t think it was going to happen to me.”
“I thought that taking precaution by washing my hands and wearing a mask was going to be enough, and it was not,” he continued.
The “Stuck on a Feeling” hitmaker — born Geoffrey Royce Rojas — added that he was fortunate enough to only experience mild symptoms.
“It didn’t hit me as hard,” he said of the virus. “I’m feeling better now. I’m hoping to come out negative in the next week or so.”
Royce also used his video to urge fans to be careful this upcoming Fourth of July weekend and expressed his concerns in “seeing people not practicing social distancing, seeing people not wearing a mask” amid the rising toll of coronavirus cases in the United States.