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Gene Simmons Tests Positive for COVID-19; KISS Postpone More Dates

Just as KISS guitarist Paul Stanley got out of the woods with his COVID-19 diagnosis, bassist Gene Simmons has now tested positive, resulting in some dates being postponed.

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The announcement came via a social media post that confirmed Simmons' positive diagnosis, and said he and the rest of the crew were fully vaccinated and will now quarantine for the next 10 days. Simmons is said to be experiencing mild symptoms.

Last night, Stanley tweeted "It kicked my ass. It's over now."

Simmons has been a staunch advocate for the vaccine publicly, mocking anti vaxxers in a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock "I have my rights, don't tell me what to do," Simmons mocked, "Which is curious because you do not have the right to drive down the highway in a car without a seatbelt. You must stop at a red light — that's not a right you have. And you don't have the right to walk naked down the street. These are not life-threatening ideas. We're talking about a fuckin' pandemic and people are fighting it."

We send our best wishes to Simmons for a speedy recovery.

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The postponed shows are as follows:

Aug. 26 — Burgettstown, Pa. @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug. 28 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 01 — Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 02 — Dayton, Ohio @ Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 04 — Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds

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