Slim Thug Says He Tested Positive For Coronavirus: ‘Take This Stuff Seriously’
Slim Thug is the latest in a line of Black celebrities to test positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Houston rapper revealed his diagnosis in an Instagram post Tuesday. He urged his fans and followers to take the disease seriously.
“So check this out, no games being played alright. … I got tested for the coronavirus yesterday and it came back positive,” Slim Thug said in the video.
He said despite being cautious and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he still contracted the disease.
“As careful as I been, self-quarantining, staying home. I might have went and got something to eat or … did some simple stuff like that, nothing crazy … stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on, and my test came back positive,” the 39-year-old rapper said.
He urged his fans and followers to follow health officials’ advice and not take the virus lightly.
“Y’all gotta take this stuff serious. Sit home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they saying. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out,” the “Like A Boss” MC admonished.
While Slim Thug’s symptoms were mild, the disease can have more severe symptoms including “pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization,” KHOU11 reported.
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Recently, a group of doctors from Virginia expressed concern that Black Americans were not being tested enough for the coronavirus if they were not wealthy or famous.
Perhaps as more Black celebs reveal positive tests, the awareness of how serious the disease is will resonate in Black communities. However there are still many skeptics who believe celebrities are being paid to lie and say they have the disease.
“I’m good. I feel good. I don’t got no problems right now. The other day I had a slight fever and a cough [but] I feel better now. I don’t have no fever or nothing like that, so I feel like I’m good; but y’all better take this serious. It’s real out here, coronavirus,” he concluded.