Laine Hardy, winner of the 2019 season of American Idol, announced that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Hrdy emphasized that his symptoms are mild, and he will recover under home quarantine.
"This wasn't what I expected on the first day of summer," the 19-year-old singer from Livingston, Louisiana, wrote on his Facebook page and on Instagram. "My doctor confirmed I have Coronavirus, but my symptoms are mild." He ended his post with "Y'all stay safe & healthy!" Hardy had performed Friday, singing the national anthem at the swearing-in ceremony for Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's third term, The Advocate reported.
Hardy has also recently completed a virtual tour that was watched by more than 2 million viewers. His next livestream is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 25th. Acoustic versions of his new songs "Ground I Grew Up On" and "Let There Be Country" will debut on Friday.