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Bryan Adams tests positive for Covid-19 for second time in a month

The Canadian rocker had to pull out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month

By Charlotte Krol

Bryan Adams is seen wearing a black shirt and performing live
Bryan Adams. (Picture: Wikimedia commons/Raph_PH)

Bryan Adams has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time in four weeks.

The veteran rocker revealed upon his arrival in Italy on Thursday (25 November) that he’d caught the virus for a second time. A representative previously confirmed that he is fully vaccinated.

Adams was forced to pull out of performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month due to catching the novel virus, which left him with no symptoms.

The 62-year-old singer told fans the news by sharing a photo via Instagram of himself sat inside an ambulance on Instagram.

“Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and I’ve tested positive for the second time in a month for Covid. So it’s off to the hospital for me”, he wrote in a caption with the hashtag #sohappyithurts, the title of his latest single.

Adams was in Italy to unveil the 2022 Pirelli calendar On The Road, which he photographed. It features shots of musical stars including Iggy Pop, Cher, Jennifer Hudson and St Vincent.

The Canadian musician was expected to appear at in-person press events promoting the calendar this weekend and in next week. Now it’s not known if those scheduled events will proceed.

Previously he has been vocal about the coronavirus and its apparent origins in Wuhan’s wet market. In a since-deleted tweet that some labelled “racist”, Adams blamed the pandemic on “bat-eating, wet-market animal-selling, virus-making greedy bastards”.

He later rescinded his remarks and apologised, saying that there was “no excuse” for them. “I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism,” he wrote online.

“I have love for all people and my thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world.”

Last month, Adams announced a UK tour in support of his forthcoming album ‘So Happy It Hurts’, which is due for release in March. A total of 20 shows are panned.

The dates also take in some previously announced UK shows for summer 2022, including a closing show at Cardiff Castle on July 11. Adams will now perform an extra 12 shows that kick off in May at the Brighton Centre on May 13, 2022.