KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, has issued an update on his battle with virus.
“Thanks to the vaccine, I’m really fine,” Gene wrote in a Tweet. He also responded to a person who seemingly mocked him for catching COVID even though he was inoculated. “Vaccine protects you about 95%. However, you can still get Delta Covid variant,” Simmons wrote. “I did…But the effects are minimal, if you’ve been vaccinated twice. Without vaccine = hospital, pain and maybe death. Do your research. You’ll come off much brighter.”
KISS announced on Tuesday that its next four tour dates would be pushed back after Simmons tested positive for the virus and was experiencing “mild” symptoms. Just days earlier, Simmons‘s bandmate Paul Stanley also tested positive for COVID-19.
Postponed shows are as follows:
Aug. 26 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug. 28 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 01 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 02 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 04 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds