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KISS Singer/Guitarist Paul Stanley on Covid-19 Symptoms: “It’s Over Now”

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Kiss gave their fans a scare last week when concertgoers were turned away at the gates of their August 26 show in Burgettstown, PA without explanation. It came out later that evening that singer/guitarist Paul Stanley had Covid-19, and the band ended up canceling a handful of tour dates.

After taking some time off to recover, Stanley has now completely worked through his symptoms and is good to go. The guitarist, who is vaccinated, posted on Twitter last night, simply saying:

“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you… It kicked my ass. It’s over now.”

The day the news of his diagnosis came out, he explained, “I had been sick with flu-like symptoms and was tested repeatedly and was negative. As of late this afternoon I tested positive. The crew, staff and band have all tested negative once again. More to follow.”

The band’s tour will resume tomorrow, September 1, in Clarkston, MI.

So-called “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated individuals have been grabbing headlines lately but remain rare. The three vaccines available in the U.S. are between 66% and 95% effective at preventing infection, and of the 168 million people in the country who were vaccinated as of August 16, the C.D.C. tallied just 9,716 patients with Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough infections who were hospitalized or died (0.00578%).

Stanley is just the latest to join an ever-growing list of artists that have had to cancel shows or entire tours due to the ongoing pandemic, including Corey TaylorNine Inch NailsDeftonesKorn, the Foo FightersBuckcherryLimp Bizkit, Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH, Iron Maiden’s Bruce DickinsonIntronautPop EvilThe SkullAlesana and Light the Torch.

Remaining Kiss tour dates:

Sep. 01 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
Sep. 02 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center [tickets]
Sep. 04 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 05 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds [tickets]
Sep. 09 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 10 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 12 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 17 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 18 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 21 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena [tickets]
Sep. 22 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 23 – Sparks, NV @ Nugget Event Center [tickets]
Sep. 25 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 28 – Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena [tickets]
Sep. 29 – Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center [tickets]
Oct. 05 – Biloxi, MI @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum [tickets]
Oct. 06 – Lafayette, LA @ Lafayette Cajundome [tickets]
Oct. 08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iThink Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 09 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]

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