Gospel singer Kelly Price’s attorney says the star is safe despite being reported missing after being released from Georgia hospital where she was being treated for COVID-19
- Kelly Price, 48, was reported missing last Saturday after being released from the hospital after a month-long battle with COVID-19
- Her attorney, Monica Ewing, said the star is not missing and still recovering
- Her family told police Price’s boyfriend, Terrell Babers, was not allowing them to see Price after she was released in late August despite her poor condition
- Police searched the house and questioned Babers, saying there was no evidence of foul play involved in the missing case
- The gospel singer had released a new album, Grace, earlier this year
Gospel singer Kelly Price was reported missing in Georgia after she was released from the hospital after contracting COVID-19 in July.
Price, 48, who had released a new album earlier this year, has been listed as a missing person following a welfare check conducted at her home last Saturday, according to Cobb County police officials.
But her attorney, Monica Ewing, told TMZ that the singer is not missing and is continuing to recover from COVID at an undisclosed location.
Authorities had found no evidence of foul play after searching Price’s home and speaking with her boyfriend, Terrell Babers.
Price’s family had accused Babers of keeping them away from visiting her at her home when she was discharged early from the hospital in late August.
Gospel singer Kelly Price, pictured at the 2019 Black Music Honors awards in Atlanta, Georgia, has been reported missing nearly a month after she was released from the hosptial
Price told her fans on Instagram that she had tested positive for COVID on July 29. She was hospitalized a few days later and released in late August
Price’s family said her boyfriend, Terrell Babers, pictured with Price in 2020, had kept them from visiting her when she was released from the hospital
In an Instagram video, Price revealed that she had contracted COVID-19 on July 29.
‘I am COVID positive. I’m following Dr’s orders. I’m quarantined. Feeling really drained. Splitting headache but I’m not in the hospital. I’m grateful and expecting to have a quick recovery,’ she said to her followers.
Price was admitted to a hospital a few days later.
The family told TMZ that they had been visiting her while she was recovering in the hospital, but were shocked to learn that she was released three weeks later despite not appearing healthy enough to leave.
The concerned family had called the Cobb County Police Department to conduct the welfare check on September 18.
Price began her career in 1998 and grew as an R&B and gospel singer. She’s pictured performing at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019
The department said the incident is currently under investigation, and Price has been officially listed missing with the National Crime Information Center.
Price is a Grammy-nominated singer who first debuted as an R&B singer in 1998. She gained national fame with her first gospel album, This Is Who I Am, 15 years ago.
She released her second gospel album, Grace, on April 2.