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American Idol 2019 winner Laine Hardy diagnosed with coronavirus

American Idol 2019 winner Laine Hardy says he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The singer had performed on Friday at the swearing-in ceremonies for Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard’s third term.

By: AP | Los Angeles | Published: June 23, 2020 9:17:13 am
American Idol 2019 winner Laine Hardy coronavirus American Idol 2019 winner Laine Hardy says his coronavirus symptoms are mild and he’s recovering under home quarantine. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Laine Hardy, the 2019 winner of American Idol, says he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but his symptoms are mild and he is recovering under home quarantine.

“This wasn’t what I expected on the first day of summer,” the 19-year-old singer from Livingston, Louisiana, wrote on his Facebook page and on Instagram. “My doctor confirmed I have Coronavirus, but my symptoms are mild.” He ended his tweet: “Y’all stay safe & healthy!”

Hardly had performed Friday, singing the national anthem at swearing-in ceremonies for Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard’s third term, The Advocate reported.

Hardy also recently completed a virtual tour that was watched by more than 2 million viewers. And his next livestream is scheduled Thursday evening.

Acoustic versions of his new songs “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country” will debut on Friday.

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