Babyface And His Family Tested Positive For Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds attends Byron Allen's 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios)

Babyface And His Family Tested Positive For Coronavirus

The music icon shared the news on social media.

Published April 10th

Written by BET Staff

Babyface and his family tested positive for COVID-19, the music icon shared on social media Friday (April 10). He described the experience as "incredibly scary," but also reveals that he and his loved ones have since recovered from the potentially deadly virus.

The 11-time Grammy winner revealed the ordeal on his 62nd birthday, but didn't offer many details about when he contracted the virus, or when he recovered. For now, he says, he's just thankful to be here.

"I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday," he wrote. "I tested positive for the Covid 19 virus, as did my family. It's an incredibly scary thing to go through, my friends. I'm happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health."

He went on to say that he's ready to "officially accept the invitation from the legendary Swizz Beatz & Timbaland to participate with my little brother Teddy Riley in what I'd like to call a Celebration of Black Music Excellence in - Teddy vs. Babyface."

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The music legend is referring to last week's cancelled battle between him and Teddy Riley, which we can now guess was due to Babyface's health issues.

Thankfully, he's doing well and his fans will get the battle — or, "celebration" — they've been waiting for.

Photo: Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios


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