Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID-19, cancels Halloween concert in Miami Beach


Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has Covid-19.

The Sayreville native canceled a concert on Saturday, Oct. 30 in Miami Beach after learning he has Covid. Bon Jovi was scheduled to perform an “acoustic storyteller performance” at a Runaway Tours event at the Loews South Beach venue when he tested positive.

A rep for Bon Jovi confirmed the positive test and that he’s “fully vaccinated and feeling fine.” 

Audience members were told of Bon Jovi’s Covid diagnosis by brother Matt Bongiovi and that he would be unable to perform prior to the show.

“There was a lot of disappointment from the fans but understanding that Jon’s health is more important,” said fan Kerry Splitter. 

A reporter posted a video of a masked Bon Jovi leaving what appeared to be a hotel lobby on Saturday. The show was part of the Runaway Tours “Halloween Weekend Getaway.”

The coronavirus has previously hit close to home for the members of Bon Jovi. Band members David Bryan and Everett Bradley both tested positive for Covid-19, and Bon Jovi’s son, Jake, also had a coronavirus scare.

In turn, Bon Jovi became the rock ‘n’ roll epicenter in the battle against Covid. When a group of Chicagoans wanted to unify the city with a city-wide sing-along from their window as a way of showing solidarity while Illinois was in a “stay at home” order due to the pandemic, Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” was the song they chose.

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Upcoming, Bon Jovi is scheduled to receive an Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 10 at the Salute to Freedom Gala, which will take place on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City. Prince Harry and Bob Pittman, head of iHeartMedia, will also receive awards.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan;

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