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Chuck Billy (Testament) Tests Positive for COVID-19

Words by Nic Angeles

 

Testament have unfortunately had to share the news that Chuck Billy and his wife, Tiffany, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and so have some of the members of the band’s crew. 

An official statement has been released by the Testament camp, explaining that following their return from the European dates of their Bay Area Strikes Back Tour with Exodus and Death Angel, some of them have been feeling unwell. 

“We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what’s right, and what’s safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested,” assures the band. “We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We’ve reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.”

See the full statement from Testament below:

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COVID-19 OFFICIAL STATEMENT: As many of you already know, after returning from the BAY STRIKES BACK over Europe Tour last week, some of us in TESTAMENT have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and Tiffany Billy’s tests have come back positive as well as some crew members. We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what’s right, and what’s safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We’ve reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to. At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We’re taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future! #testament #COVID19 #coronavirus #officialstatement #thrashmetal #testamentlegions #FUCKCOVID19

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