Via the ‘Diabolus In Podcastica‘ and sourced via Blabbermouth, Testament’s Chuck Billy (who recently tested positive for COVID-19) has revealed that his bandmate, bassist Steve DiGiorgio, has also tested positive for the virus.
On the podcast, Chuck said:
It was kind of almost our duty to say something. Fortunately, we got home off the road and were isolated right away. So we didn’t really see anybody. But it’s definitely a nasty sickness and illness. I mean, we’re starting to feel better, but I wouldn’t say I’m a hundred percent. So I don’t know — am I contagious still? I don’t know.
Steve, our bass player, just tested on Thursday, he got his results back, and they’re positive. And that’s after a couple of weeks of being sick. So it made us think, ‘Are we still contagious?’, even though the doctors and the CDC [Centers For Disease Control And Prevention] told us that, ‘Go ahead and go to the store. Go out. Wear a mask.’ But you just don’t know. We don’t know if we’re ill or not.
You can listen to the full interview below.
Exodus/Slayer guitarist Gary Holt recently said he tested positive for Coronavirus after suffering from symptoms.
Death Angel drummer Will Carroll was hospitalized in ICU after contracting COVID-19, as well.
All four musicians are said to have caught the virus while on a recent European tour together.
Listen to “Chuck Billy (Testament) Interview” on Spreaker.
Concert shot by Johnny Perilla