KISS Cancels Concert After Paul Stanley Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

August 27, 2021

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Paul Stanley has tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, KISS canceled its concert Thursday in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

Stanley is fully vaccinated against COVID and said Thursday that he feels okay, TMZ reports. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took to Twitter to push back against rumors that he was having heart issues.

"People!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU!" Stanley Tweeted at around 8 p.m. Eastern time. "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."

Stanley had apparently been experiencing flu-like symptoms this week, but repeatedly tested negative for the virus. Then a positive test came back Thursday.

"The crew, staff and band all tested negative once again," he said in another Tweet..

Stanley and his fellow Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons have been vocal throughout the pandemic, urging people to heed experts' advice on COVID safety and advocating for vaccination.

All members of both the band and the crew on the 'End of the Road' tour are fully vaccinated. They are even operating in separate bubbles to guard against potential outbreaks. Kiss says the band also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time to ensure the CDC's guidelines are being followed.

The band has promised an update on the status of its upcoming shows as soon as possible. Kiss has shows scheduled for this Saturday, Sunday and next Wednesday.

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