Gene Simmons Updates KISS Fans on Paul Stanley’s Health After Canceling Concert

by Keeli Parkey
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This week, the legendary rock band KISS canceled a concert after co-founder Paul Stanley became ill. The day after the show was canceled, Gene Simmons, another KISS co-founder shared an update about his bandmate.

Prior to the band’s show at the Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Aug. 26, Stanley found out that he had contracted COVID-19. So, the band decided not to move forward with the performance.

The following day, Simmons spoke with TMZ about Stanley. “It is true that Paul caught COVID because this Delta variant is very catchy,” the 72-year-old shared. “Please send him your best wishes.”

Gene Simmons also said that Stanley and the rest of their group were isolating themselves. “But I just talked with Paul. We are sequestered. We’re quarantined in a hotel,” Simmons shared.

Gene Simmons also credited the vaccine Paul Stanley received as the reason his bandmate should make a full recovery.

“He going to be great because he got vaccinated. He’s going to be fine. The nature of this vaccine is that it protects you from going and having tubes down your throat and possibly dying, okay?” Simmons also said.

Gene Simmons Encourages Fans to Take Precautions and Be Safe

While talking about Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons also encouraged fans to take precautions against the coronavirus.

“Everybody wear your masks, please, especially in public. And, please get your Pfizer vaccine,” Simmons said. “The rest of it is not as important as our health. We are doing fine. We are going to get back there on the road. But the rest of you, get yourself vaccinated. Please wear your masks. Wash your hands. Do all the right stuff. “

As far as when KISS will return to touring, Gene Simmons said the band is waiting on medical advice. He did say Stanley was the only member of the band and crew that tested positive for COVID-19.

“We are waiting on the doctors to tell us exactly what we can and what we can’t do,” he explained. “But to all those who are wishing Paul a speedy recovery and all that stuff – he’s going to be great. And, obviously, as you know, without Paul, there is no KISS.”

Paul Stanley Also Updates Fans About His Health

Paul Stanely has also shared an update about his own health after testing positive for COVD-19. He did so via Twitter on Aug. 26. “PEOPLE!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense,” the 69-year-old said.

On Friday, Aug. 27, he tweeted a photo of himself with a message that expressed his excitement to get back on the road with Gene Simmons and KISS. “Some really rough days behind and hopefully just a few more ahead. Then… I’M COMIN’ OUT THERE TO SEE YOU!!!!” Stanley also shared.