Jackson Browne tested positive for coronavirus and has been self-quarantining in his LA home for 10 days now.
“As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested [for COVID-19],” he told Rolling Stone. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that.”
Brown believes he contacted with the virus during his trip to perform at Love Rocks NYC benefit concert on March 12, because others who went to the event with him were tested positive. “There was already a question of being careful and saying, ‘I’ll bump elbows and not shake hands and won’t hug anybody. I won’t behave like that at this show,'” he continued. “But still, you’re in close quarters and you’re breathing the same air. They are swabbing the mics, but somebody in the crew has it. For all I know, he got it from me. I could have got it from the crew member that has it or he could have got it from me. I don’t know. I traveled on an airplane to get there.”
As he isolates himself in his home and letting his antibodies to fight the virus, he’s passing the time listening to music, watching the news for latest updates, and catching up with his family and colleagues. Jackson Browne considers himself lucky because of his in a mild condition, he also believes that this pandemic should be taken seriously and extreme caution is a must.
“I’m in the middle of trying to call everyone I know to discuss with them how they are feeling and whether or not they have symptoms,” he said. “You have to assume you have it. You need to assume that you in some way could very easily pass it to someone else. … There’s so much we don’t know. The one thing you can do is not go anywhere, not show up anywhere.”