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Sam Smith claims they’ve had coronavirus but they’ve already recovered: ‘I know I had it, 100 per cent’

Josh Milton April 17, 2020
Sam Smith has claimed they contracted coronavirus. (Screen capture via Apple Podcasts)

Sam Smith has claimed they contracted coronavirus. (Screen capture via Apple Podcasts)

British singer Sam Smith claimed Wednesday that they’ve had coronavirus but have already made a full recovery.

The “Too Good At Goodbyes” hitmaker explained to Zane Lowe on Apple Music that while they did not seek testing, they appeared to exhibit the common symptoms and their sister, who is living with them, was sickened shortly after.

” I know I have it, 100 per cent have it”, the 27-year-old said, after Lowe quizzed the musician on their “documented” illness.

“I’m just going to assume that I did because everything I’ve read completely pointed to that.

“So yeah, I think I definitely had it. And then as soon as I had it, my sister five days after me started getting the same symptoms who’s living with me.”

Sam Smith self-quarantined with sister after allegedly contracting coronavirus. 

As a result of the symptoms, the pair self-quarantined for three weeks.

“It was clear,” Smith said, “because I’ve got an older nan and stuff, so we didn’t want to risk anything.

“This was about two weeks before the UK was really hit.

“I think I got it, I don’t 100 per cent know, but I got it and then as everyone was kind of really on lockdown, that’s when I got over it, luckily.”

Non-binary star feels that the title of their album and the release date do not ‘feel right’ in light of the pandemic.

The news comes as Smith prepares for the release of their upcoming new album.

Slated for a Summer release, the singer decided to both postpone the album and rename it given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis seizing the world.

Originally titled To Die For, the album was pencilled in for a June 5 drop, but the non-binary star announced on March 30 that plans to shift the time and ditch the name.

“Until then I am still going to bring out some new music over the next few months, which I’m incredibly excited about,” they added in a Twitter statement.

More: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sam Smith

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