Coronavirus-Stricken Christopher Cross Sends Stern Warning to Those Thinking Pandemic is a ‘Hoax’

Coronavirus-Stricken Christopher Cross Sends Stern Warning to Those Thinking Pandemic is a 'Hoax'
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Describing COVID-19 as ‘possibly the worst illness’ he has ever had, the ‘Sailing’ hitmaker encourages others fans and followers to work together to prevent the spread of the virus.

AceShowbizChristopher Cross has a message to those who thinks coronavirus is a “hoax.” Revealing that he himself is currently battling COVID-19, the “Sailing” hitmaker warned people to not take this global pandemic lightly.

In an Instagram post uploaded on Friday, March 3, the 68-year-old singer-songwriter apologized to his “dear friends” because he was “among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.” He added, “I’m not in the habit of discussing medical issues on social media, but I do so in hope this will help other people to understand how serious and how contagious this illness is.”

The “Arthur’s Theme” singer went on to explain that “although [he was] fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness [he has] ever had.” He then sent stern warning, saying, “For those of you who still do not believe the COVID-19 virus is real, or think it is a ‘hoax’ or part of some conspiracy, my advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world. “

The member of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band then asked people to “make every attempt to stall the spread of this virus by 1) staying home – the only way we can stop the spread right now is by self-quarantine 2) washing your hands as many times a day as you can and don’t touch your face and 3) follow the SCIENCE.”

Cross also urged fans to read the guidelines posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “educate yourself on the facts and protect your loved ones.” The Grammy winner concluded his statement by saying, “Last but never least: wherever you are in the world, let’s all be kind to one another. Only if we work together can we defeat COVID-19. Love, Christopher.”

As per March 3, a total of 239,279 cases and 5,443 deaths have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A number of high profile celebrities have also openly admitted they were tested positive for the virus, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba and Olga Kurylenko. The latest celebrity to contract the virus was Pink, who said that she and her young son tested positive for the disease two weeks ago, but have now been healed.

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