UPDATED at 7:05 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021: R&B and gospel singer Kelly Price is said to be safe and recovering from COVID-19 at an undisclosed location after she was reported missing. Monica Ewing, a legal representative for Price told TMZ Friday night that police in Cobb County, Georgia, have been notified that the singer is not missing.
A search is underway for chart-topping singer Kelly Price after she was reported missing from her Georgia home, a spokesperson for the singer told WAGA-TV in Atlanta on Friday.
Authorities in Cobb County performed a welfare check at the gospel and R&B performer’s home last Saturday, but were unable to locate her. A missing person’s report has since been filed.
Price, 48, disappeared shortly after she was released from the hospital where she was undergoing treatment for COVID-19.
The “Friend of Mine” singer was reportedly hospitalized in August. A week earlier she revealed she had tested positive for the virus.
“I found out today I have COVID,” Price wrote in a July 29 Instagram post. “I’m following Dr’s orders. I’m quarantined. Feeling really drained.”
Her family told TMZ she stayed in the hospital for three weeks. According to concerned relatives, she has not been heard from since she left the hospital. The relatives alleged Price’s boyfriend is preventing them from visiting her home. Police said at this point there is “no evidence of foul play.”
Price, who grew up in Queens, New York, saw her popularity soar after singing the hook on Notorious B.I.G.’s hit 1997 single “Mo Money Mo Problems.” Over the years, she has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards.
In addition to her music career, she is a judge on the BET gospel music competition series Sunday Best. She has also branched out into acting and appeared on the BET drama series American Soul.