- 01 Nov 21
Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams are both "fully vaccinated" and feeling fine", according to their representatives.
Rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams both tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend, forcing the musicians to cancel their scheduled gigs.
Bon Jovi was just hours away from hitting the stage in Miami when the news broke on Saturday night. Local publication WSVN 7 News reported that fans were already inside the venue when the event, dubbed ‘Runaway With JBJ’, was pulled.
The performance was supposed to feature an acoustic, story-driven performance, Q&A session, photo-op and Halloween costume party. A representative for Bon Jovi has since confirmed to Variety that he “is fully vaccinated and feeling fine.”
The 'Livin' On A Prayer' singer has long been a avid supporter of Covid-19 safety measures. Last April, he released fan-assisted track ‘Do What You Can’ to encourage perseverance in lockdowns and industry closures.
Bon Jovi also appeared as part of Bruce Springsteen’s campaign for Covid safety in New Jersey, #MaskUpNJ. His bandmate, keyboardist David Bryan, tested positive for the virus last March.
Adams was set to appear at last Saturday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he would have joined H.E.R. to perform 'It’s Only Love' in honour of new inductee Tina Turner. Adams duetted with the iconic diva on the 1985 hit, if you remember.
A spokesperson for Adams commented to Billboard that he is “fully vaccinated and has no symptoms at all”. Australian indie-rocker Keith Urban filled in for Adams during the performance.
Adams had previously blamed Covid on “some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards”. The singer-songwriter later apologised for the Twitter rant, saying he had intended to speak out about “horrible animal cruelty” and promote veganism.
Last month, Adams announced a major tour in support of his forthcoming 15th album, So Happy It Hurts - which is due for release in March. The UK run will kick off next May.