Chuck Billy tests positive for COVID-19

2020-03-23 by Fernando Alves CONTRIBUTOR | 65 Comments
Testament singer Chuck Billy and some of the band's crew have tested positive for COVID-19. The test results were received on March 21st.

The band and technical staff decided to do the tests after returning from the European tour Bay Strikes Back earlier this month.

Testament released the following statement:

"As many of you already know, after returning from the 'Bay Strikes Back' over Europe Tour last week, some of us in TESTAMENT have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and [his wife] Tiffany Billy's tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.

"We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what's right, and what's safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We've reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.

"At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We're taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!"

TESTAMENT

For more detailed information:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/testament-chuck-billy-coronavirus-971074/

Testament's upcoming new album Titans Of Creation is scheduled to be released on April 3rd, via Nuclear Blast. You can stream the first two singles 'Night of the Witch' and 'Children Of The Next Level' below:





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TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 23rd 2020
14906 Comments


I hope Chuck wins this.
Unfortunately, I have a feeling we're gonna have a lot of similar news in the coming weeks.

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
March 23rd 2020
21247 Comments


This fucking virus, man...

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el_newg
March 23rd 2020
895 Comments


damn dude, Chuck Billy's a legend, he's survived cancer and even the death of thrash metal, hopefully he can pull through this one too

butt.
March 23rd 2020
7875 Comments


this virus is unfairly targeting metal vocalists

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KjSwantko
March 23rd 2020
12029 Comments


This is Chuck fuckin' Billy. Dude did some Native American bullshit and the winds started swirling and he literally shit out his cancer into the toilet and was healed. COVID will lose this one.

ChaoticVortex
March 23rd 2020
1041 Comments


As I said in the Souls of Black thread, this man had his cancer tumor next to his heart and survived. He's gonna beat this.

anarchistfish
March 23rd 2020
28340 Comments


who

anarchistfish
March 23rd 2020
28340 Comments


i'll be honest i was shocked and stunned when i saw reported harvey minestein himself was tested positive with the chinese shitty chitty. it could truly touch anyone of us with crotch rubbing, suit snot-wiping habits

OmairSh
March 23rd 2020
16909 Comments


Fucking hell, this thing is spreading like crazy

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Deathconscious
March 23rd 2020
25206 Comments


How do people think beating one thing is any indication at all that youll beat a totally different thing.

henryChinaski
March 23rd 2020
4368 Comments


"I have a feeling we're gonna have a lot of similar news in the coming weeks."

yeah this

AnimalsAsSummit
March 23rd 2020
5100 Comments


At this rate, I'm gonna probably ending up testing positive!

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Thalassic
March 23rd 2020
4973 Comments


Sending my well-wishes Chuck's way!

CugnoBrasso
March 23rd 2020
1062 Comments


At this rate, I'm gonna probably ending up testing pos- oh, nevermind, I already am.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2020
8845 Comments


I wish him a swift, complication-free recovery, he has risen above much much worse.

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necropig
March 23rd 2020
6103 Comments


Not cool

SpiritCrusher2
March 23rd 2020
6281 Comments


"he's survived cancer and even the death of thrash metal"

hahaha I love this

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 23rd 2020
59059 Comments


people in this thread paralleling surviving covid and surviving cancer

yeah... im pretty sure he'll survive covid. because he isn't even 60 yet. and because he has money. not because he kicked cancers ass...



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Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 23rd 2020
59059 Comments



How do people think beating one thing is any indication at all that youll beat a totally different thing.


*a totally different and not at all equivocal in any way thing

Sinternet
March 23rd 2020
22999 Comments


on the other hand people who have undergone chemo is supposedly one of the at-risk groups

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 23rd 2020
59059 Comments


that makes sense

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 23rd 2020
59059 Comments


the irony of that probably doesn't need to be touched on

Relinquished
March 23rd 2020
45361 Comments


speaking of touching

don't

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 23rd 2020
59059 Comments


lmao

KjSwantko
March 23rd 2020
12029 Comments


He shit cancer out of his body. What else needs to be said?

Relinquished
March 23rd 2020
45361 Comments


that the body isn’t damn invincible

KjSwantko
March 23rd 2020
12029 Comments


You motherfuckers are way too serious. He's Chuck Billy and he shit out cancer. I rest my case.

Relinquished
March 23rd 2020
45361 Comments


yea this shit already killed 3 people I knew

this is far from over

Darius The Imposter
March 23rd 2020
22492 Comments


sorry to hear that wolfe

may chuck and everyone else that has it have a swift recovery

zaruyache
March 23rd 2020
22855 Comments


i demand the coronavirus spirits LEAVE CHUCKS BODY AT ONCE


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nolerthebowler
March 24th 2020
4908 Comments


I wonder who has the virus on sputnik

And the fact he had cancer makes him MORE susceptible..... :/

WretchedCacophony
March 24th 2020
1981 Comments


"yea this shit already killed 3 people I knew"

What? Idk anyone who has it or is even sick for that matter

Morningrise767
March 24th 2020
2271 Comments


can this corona virus just fuck off already

nolerthebowler
March 24th 2020
4908 Comments


We got a lot of European sputnikkers so I’d bet he falls in that category. But us Americans (my heart goes out to fucking NY) will see the same soon enough.

Gallantin
March 24th 2020
1903 Comments


"What? Idk anyone who has it or is even sick for that matter"

alright well it appears wolfe knew 3 of the 17,000 who did die so idk maybe you're different people

Grimlin
March 24th 2020
1307 Comments


yeah... im pretty sure he'll survive covid. because he isn't even 60 yet.


Dr. Li Wenliang, the guy who got the word out that something was beginning in China contracted it and died. He was only 33.

I also know of a 34 year old that died recently. Someone in the town I lived in went to college with the guy. He was apparently a little overweight, but that's it.

Point is, age isn't necessarily a determining factor.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2020
14906 Comments


"I wonder who has the virus on sputnik"
If the sput community stays home without social contacts, it is unlikely to become infected.

CugnoBrasso
March 24th 2020
1062 Comments


speak for yourself lmao

Eons
March 24th 2020
2840 Comments


I heard another story like this where a cancer survivor got the virus and ended up dying.

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Eons
March 24th 2020
2840 Comments


well i dont like being around people usually so I doubt I'll get it. But just going to the store or whatever seems dangerous these days which really sucks. Ordering stuff online, too, apparently cause the delivery guy touches the packages. shit is terrible.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2020
14906 Comments


Yes, it is. What is happening in Italy and Spain (the two most serious cases at the moment) is a real tragedy. And everything leads us to believe that the worst is yet to come.

Ebola
March 24th 2020
3875 Comments


holy shit no...chuck is a legend

bigweinerdon
March 24th 2020
870 Comments


see ya bud

Thalassic
March 24th 2020
4973 Comments


Italy has reached the peak; the amount of new cases is finally slowing down even though there are still lots of people dying. Spain on the other hand is still working towards its peak.

This can't be dismissed as the "flu we all know" (and tbh the actual flu is nasty enough in itself). This shit spreads like wildfire and viciously attacks the lungs. If you're a senior citizen or already have a certain medical condition and this thing catches you, the outlook is grim. If you're fit, you'll most likely survive this, but you can still end up in a hospital with a terrible infection and leave it with damage to the lungs if you're unlucky.
There's no dancing around it: a monster has been unleashed.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2020
14906 Comments


Flu is serious business, no doubt, thousands of people die every year because of it. But as you say, this virus is something else, much more deadly. It's the first time my country's entered this state of emergency, with everyone trapped at home. Besides the health problem, it's gonna be catastrophic for the economy. The extended impact of COVID-19 will be brutal.

porcupinetheater
March 25th 2020
3624 Comments


This is what you get when you name an album “The Gathering”

Willie
Moderator
March 25th 2020
18816 Comments


In that case, what happens if you name your entire band "The Gathering"?

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2020
14906 Comments


Boris Johnson tested positive...

Pikazilla
March 27th 2020
12078 Comments


oh dear

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2020
14906 Comments


That's cold. He's definitely not your guy

Pikazilla
March 27th 2020
12078 Comments


I wasn't being sarcastic though?

zakalwe
March 27th 2020
31628 Comments


lol

GhandhiLion
March 27th 2020
9411 Comments


https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1243496858095411200?s=20

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Asdfp277
March 27th 2020
22985 Comments


"In that case, what happens if you name your entire band 'The Gathering'?"

was gonna ask that 😂

Deathconscious
March 27th 2020
25206 Comments


I hope Trump and Pence get it next.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2020
14906 Comments


I felt genuine contempt, as if you didn't like his hairdresser or something

Pikazilla
March 27th 2020
12078 Comments


No contempt whatsoever

Deathconscious
March 27th 2020
25206 Comments


Yeah, his hairdresser is the problem, not his shitty leadership and policies that are literally killing people and helping quicken our march to the end of civilization through ecological disaster and sucking corporate dick. Nah, i dont like his hair.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2020
14906 Comments


We need better men, no doubt Deathconscious

Deathconscious
March 27th 2020
25206 Comments


Yeah, dont mind me though, im just ornery today.

Asdfp277
March 27th 2020
22985 Comments


i mean, he does need a better hairdresser

Davil667
March 27th 2020
3848 Comments


https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rammstein-singer-till-lindemann-in-icu-with-covid-19/

Fck

Asdfp277
March 27th 2020
22985 Comments


oh lord

(also didn't know he was 57?!)

anarchistfish
March 27th 2020
28340 Comments


"https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rammstein-singer-till-lindemann-in-icu-with-covid-19/"

negative for covid 19

Asdfp277
March 28th 2020
22985 Comments


i see, good he's doing better



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