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Jon Bon Jovi is diagnosed with COVID-19 and cancels concert appearance in Miami Beach


Jon Bon Jovi is diagnosed with COVID-19 and cancels concert appearance in Miami Beach LAST MINUTE after audience have already arrived… but rest of his band play on

  • Jon Bon Jovi hurriedly canceled his concert appearance in Miami Beach this Saturday night after being diagnosed with COVID-19 
  • The audience had already arrived at the Loews South Beach when they were told the 59-year-old singer would not appear on account of his positive test 
  • Despite his absence the rest of the band did take the stage and perform their booking, according to local news station WSVN 
  • His band Bon Jovi also includes the guitarist Phil X, the drummer Tico Torres, the bassist Hugh McDonald and the keyboardist David Bryan 


Jon Bon Jovi hurriedly canceled his concert appearance in Miami Beach this Saturday night after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The audience had already arrived at the Loews South Beach when they were told the 59-year-old singer would not appear on account of his positive test.

Despite his absence the rest of the band did take the stage and perform their booking, according to local news station WSVN.

Uh oh: Jon Bon Jovi hurriedly canceled his concert appearance in Miami Beach this Saturday night after being diagnosed with COVID-19; pictured at this year’s Billboard Music Awards

His band Bon Jovi also includes the guitarist Phil X, the drummer Tico Torres, the bassist Hugh McDonald and the keyboardist David Bryan.

During an interview with Sky News Jon had encouraged mask-wearing and expressed his dismay at how political the subject had become.

‘And then it got to a place where we’re politicized a mask. That’s wrong,’ argued Jon, whose band first formed in 1983.  

‘If a mask was going to stop the spread, if for nothing else than respect of your neighbor and your friend – you have a little piece of cloth on your nose, it’s not a big deal, it’s not a great sacrifice,’ the crooner argued. 

The audience had arrived: Despite his absence the rest of the band did take the stage and perform their booking, according to local news station WSVN; he is pictured last August

The audience had arrived: Despite his absence the rest of the band did take the stage and perform their booking, according to local news station WSVN; he is pictured last August

The Livin’ On A Prayer singer added: ‘It’s not the sacrifice that your relations and mine made 60 years ago in a war, that was sacrifice. Wearing a mask is a fashion accessory. You know? I mean, it’s not that hard.’

One of his highest-profile recent performances was at the beginning of this year when he was one of the musical acts at the Biden inauguration.

Instead of one of his own songs he sang Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles – a selection he later described to the Guardian as ‘cathartic.’ 

Last October he and his band also released an album called 2020, looking back at some of the events of the turbulent year.

Energetic: Jon, who is known for his energetic stage presence, is pictured performing in Rio De Janeiro in September 2019

Energetic: Jon, who is known for his energetic stage presence, is pictured performing in Rio De Janeiro in September 2019

Their song American Reckoning involved Black Lives Matter while another number Do What You Can was about the coronavirus pandemic. 

‘Some will say it’s a political record but it is not,’ said Jon while promoting the album during an interview with Good Morning America.

‘It’s a topical record and in light of everything that’s gone on in the world it gave me the opportunity to bear witness to history and then that’s what I set out to do and I think we’ve accomplished,’ he added.

On the stump: Last October he and his band also released an album called 2020; he is pictured that month playing a Biden-Harris drive-in campaign event in Dallas

On the stump: Last October he and his band also released an album called 2020; he is pictured that month playing a Biden-Harris drive-in campaign event in Dallas

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