PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 10: Musician Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs during Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton In Concert at Mann Center For Performing Arts on June 10, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images).
Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant has unfortunately caught COVID-19, and passed it around to some people close to him.
He announced on his Facebook page, “What a week I’ve had. What a week our family’s had. Well, let me just say, that, it’s been one heck of a week. We are all on quarantine around here due to me coming down with the virus first. And I spread it to everybody else. And I had no clue I had it. That’s the scary thing about this virus.”
Although the front man said he had gotten the vaccine, he did not go into detail about exactly when he received the shots. Health officials say you need to wait two full weeks after your second shot (for the Pfizer and Moderna) until you’re fully vaccinated. He encourages people to wear masks and continue to play it safe because, “If we could save one person, it’s worth it.”