In a Facebook posted from Thursday, Bocelli stated, “The pandemic which has shaken the world has also affected – albeit mildly – me and certain members of my family.”
“Out of respect for those for whom contracting the virus has had more serious consequences, I decided it would be best not to share the news,” he wrote in the brief post. “I certainly didn’t want to unnecessarily alarm my fans and also wished to protect my family’s privacy.”
He went on to explain that he donated blood. “Given the chance to donate blood to help find a cure for COVID, my response was an immediate ‘yes’. A modest — but fundamental — gesture, through which I am playing my small part,” he wrote.
- Main Image: Andrea Bocelli [Instagram]