Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds says he and his family tested positive for coronavirus, but they are now doing much better.
The Grammy winner shared details on Instagram Friday about his “incredibly scary” health battle as he celebrated his 62nd birthday.
“I would like to warmly thank everyone for all the many birthday wishes today. I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he began. “I tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, as did my family,” he wrote “It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
The singer-songwriter-producer said he’s on his way back to “full health” and urged fans to “stay home, stay safe.”
After his health update, Babyface shared some upbeat news — he accepted an invitation from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to have an Instagram Live battle with fellow music producer Teddy Riley.
“Teddy!!! Let’s show them what Hip Hop/R&B music really means to the world,” he wrote about the concert, which will take place on Saturday, April 18, at 9pm ET/6pm PT
“So get ready for a night of groove and love. Ladies…put on your red dress…light the candles, pour some wine, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes,” he added.
Babyface is the latest celebrity to contract coronavirus. BeBe Winans, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Pink have all said they were diagnosed with COVID-19.