Apr 11, 2020 7:14 PM PDT
Babyface, née Kenny Edmonds, just had his 62nd birthday on the 10th of April, and the R&B legend used his Twitter to send out words of appreciation among his large fanbase. However, the past few weeks haven’t been the easiest for him.
Billboard picked up on the tweet from the legendary singer-songwriter in which he revealed he recently got over the coronavirus. Babyface said on Twitter that he felt “so blessed” to have another birthday because he and his family tested positive for COVID-19 and it wasn’t a pleasant thing to go through.
Since then, however, Babyface tested negative for the disease and now he and the rest of his family are slowly getting back to 100%. Babyface also took the moment to celebrate the fact that two iconic producers asked to work with him and his little brother.
According to the R&B singer, himself, Teddy Riley, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland will work together on a project he jokingly called “Celebration of Black Magic Excellence.”
Stay Home, Stay Safe pic.twitter.com/hF1MvtEuuB
— Babyface (@KennyEdmonds) April 10, 2020
As most know, Babyface isn’t the only entertainment industry figure to test positive for the coronavirus. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were arguably the first celebrities to test positive for COVID-19 before nations started clamping down on the virus.
At the time, Tom and Rita were in Australia where the actor was working on a new movie about Elvis Presley. Fans found out about their coronavirus diagnosis when Tom took to his IG account to say that he and his wife were sick and were subsequently quarantined by Australian authorities.
The next big celebrity to reveal a positive test for COVID-19 was Idris Elba, who took to his social media to announce the news, although, he claimed it wasn’t affecting him so terribly. Later, Elba also came out to address conspiracy theories about the virus, like that it was only affecting white people.
Rachel Matthews, the Frozen II star, also revealed she tested positive for the coronavirus on her Instagram account. The star shared a series of social media posts about it, including one symptom-timeline.