Paul Stanley, founder, guitarist, and lead singer of KISS has tested positive for Covid 19. Stanley was having flu like symptoms and was testing negative until he tested positive on the afternoon of August 26th. Stanley is fully vaccinated and is doing well despite rumors to the contrary.
He set the minds of fans at ease by posting this response,
“PEOPLE!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense.”
This news has led to the cancellation of last night’s KISS concert in Burgettstown, PA.
Statements by Stanley and KISS have been released as follows,
“A Full Press Release Will Be Issued Shortly about upcoming KISS shows. I had been sick with flu-like symptoms and was tested repeatedly and was negative. As of late this afternoon I tested positive. The crew, staff and band have all tested negative once again. More to follow.”
“KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP.
Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines.”
KISS recently began the summer leg of the “End of the Road Tour” on August 18th at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The show was the band’s first in front of a live audience since March 2020. The “End of the Road” farewell tour began in January of 2019 and is now expected to last far into 2022.
All tickets purchased for tonight’s show (Aug 27th 2021) will be honored for the rescheduled date, so far, no new dates have been announced.
Speedy recovery Paul!
Tonight’s #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/5UBvXmfWCY
— KISS (@kiss) August 26, 2021