Anyone still on the fence about the effectiveness of wearing masks and quarantining when under the weather now has a celebrity voice singing the praises of COVID-19 safety precautions regardless of vaccination status: Reba McEntire.
The country music legend and actress shared during a recent TikTok livestream that she and her boyfriend, “CSI: Miami” actor Rex Linn, both contracted COVID-19, despite having been vaccinated, CNN reported.
“I just want to say one thing: This has been a hard year, and it’s getting rougher again ... You guys, please stay safe. Wear your mask. Do what you have to do. Stay home,” McEntire, 66, said toward the end of the livestream.
Reba McEntire Says She and Boyfriend Rex Linn Caught COVID Despite Being Vaccinated: 'Stay Safe' https://t.co/rgRrAQRLwW— Matthew Herper (@matthewherper) August 7, 2021
“It’s not fun to get this. I did get it. Rex and I got it, and it’s not fun. You don’t feel good,” McEntire continued. “We were both vaccinated and we still got it, so stay safe, stay home and be protected the best you can.”
The couple’s infections are called “breakthrough” cases because they were contracted despite having been fully vaccinated, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, the “Fancy” and “Consider Me Gone” singer also revealed that the current nationwide COVID-19 surge, fueled by the dominance of the delta variant, has made her rethink her plans for upcoming live shows, Fox News reported.
“I have no idea what plans for next year are. You know, the COVID thing has really hit hard and spikes are going everywhere right now ... and it’s all over the country — this new variant,” McEntire said.
“We have plans right now to go back on tour in January, February and March,” McEntire added, confirming she is also currently slated to perform with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars Palace in December, “but we don’t know if that’s going to go.”
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