American Idol finalist Chris Sligh contracted coronavirus, said a CNN report.

Sligh revealed on Instagram, that he had developed pneumonia too.

He wrote on Instagram:

“I have Covid that has developed into pneumonia.

Breathing without pain or coughing is difficult.

I didn’t get much sleep last night, but hopefully the antibiotics do their work and fast.”

Sligh noted that he felt the symptoms in late June.

He said he was diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs.

The Idol hopeful added:

“It can’t hurt to open it up to prayer warriors, and even well-wishers (if you don’t pray, that’s okay).”

Also in his Instagram account, Sligh shared a picture of himself Monday at a Nashville hospital.

He finished 10th on the 2007 season of “Idol.”

He has since released an album, Running Back to You that featured a hit single, Empty Me.


The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Hits HBO

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced that this year they will try it differently, said CNN. 

The Foundation said it will replace its annual live induction ceremony with an exclusive HBO special honoring this year’s inductees.

This is due to the threat of coronavirus pandemic.

The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max at 8 p.m. EST/PST on November 7th.

This year’s show will replace the live 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2nd.

The Hall Of Famers

The Foundation said the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductee class will include:

  • Depeche Mode
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Whitney Houston
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • T-Rex

Meanwhile, the Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees will be Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.

John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement:

“(This is) to protect the health and safety of our Inductees, their families, crews and our attendees.”

“(That is why) we’ve made the decision that the scheduled live event is not possible.”


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