When the U.S. was first impacted by the coronavirus, Hollywood was among the impacted communities in the most public sense.
Shortly after Idris Elba revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a flood of other stars made their diagnosis public as well. The alarming diagnoses became even more critical after the NBA declared that the league was indefinitely suspending the current season after a Utah Jazz player contracted the respiratory illness. This was soon followed by news that another athlete from the team and four players on the Brooklyn Nets, including Kevin Durant, had also tested positive for the coronavirus. While the film and sports circles of the entertainment industry has been hit, it seems the hip-hop community has managed to remain unscathed.
However, on Sunday (March 22), the L.O.X’s Styles P shared that he mysteriously fell ill in January after he started exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Given what public health officials have since learned about the coronavirus since it first broke out in Wuhan, China in 2019, P believes he might’ve contracted the highly infectious respiratory illness unknowingly.
“I almost died in January, and I never get the flu and if I do it’s a day or two,” he remarked on Twitter. “In January, I was down for a week and lost about 8 pounds. It had to be the [coronavirus]!”
Fortunately, he was able to recuperate and further claimed that home remedies brought him back to full health.
“I made black seed oil and went on a juice [and] tea diet, and rested! Go for it,” he stated.
Nonetheless, the “Good Times” MC advised people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously and look after their health.
“Most of us will get or have had the virus! A lot of people were sick during [December] and January before they even announced the virus,” he reminded people. “I’m no doctor but stay away from people [and] do things to boost your immune system, [and] rest up. And spread the word.”
See Styles P’s tweets below:
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