Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID, cancels concert in Miami Beach
Jon Bon Jovi was halfway there — then came the COVID test.
The fully vaccinated star backed out of a Miami Beach concert minutes before he was supposed to take the stage because of a surprise positive COVID-19 test.
The Jersey-born rocker had been scheduled to play at the Loews South Beach for an acoustic Halloween performance, when the “Living on a Prayer” singer’s brother took the stage with the bad news just as the show was about to kick off.
Matt Bongiovi announced that Jon had tested positive for the virus after the band had all taken a rapid test, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Bongiovi reportedly told disappointed fans that Jon “feels great” but would be going “to bed” instead of performing, according to WSVN.
A rep for Bon Jovi confirmed the positive test to APP and told the paper that he is “fully vaccinated and feeling fine.”
The other members of the band, who tested negative, stayed and played their set for the crowd.
Saturday night’s show was the second of three nights planned in Miami for Runaway Tours Halloween Weekend Getaway, scheduled from Friday to Sunday.
Bon Jovi, 58, experienced a COVID-19 scare last year when his 18-year-old son Jacob tested positive for the virus, along with Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan and percussionist Everett Bradley.