Garth Brooks Reveals Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive for COVID-19 As He Tests Negative

by Suzanne Halliburton

Garth Brooks shared some news Wednesday night. While the country superstar said he tested negative for COVID-19, his beloved wife, Trisha Yearwood, is positive.

Garth Brooks said in a statement that Yearwood still is experiencing symptoms. But he indicated she’s getting better,

“The Queen and I have now tested twice,” Brooks said. “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.

“Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together.”

On Feb. 11, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were quarantining at their home in Nashville. They also canceled all scheduled events. They believed they were exposed to the virus after a member of their team tested positive earlier this month.

This is the first time Garth Brooks acknowledged the results of a COVID test that he or Trisha Yearwood had taken.

He said “anyone who knows” Yearwood “knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right. So I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.”

“She’s tough. She’s stronger than me,” Brooks added.

Garth Brooks Made Announcement, But Trisha Yearwood Has Been Quiet, Publicly

Yearwood loves to share her thoughts on Twitter. But she’s kept a low profile. Her last post was Feb. 12. A day before, someone from the Yearwood team tweeted:

“Due to someone on their team testing positive for Covid-19 and out of an abundance of caution,  Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are cancelling everything and testing and quarantining for two weeks. -TeamTY”

Garth Brooks turned 59 on Feb. 6. Yearwood is 56. The two have been married for 15 years. On Feb. 5, Brooks and Yearwood released a duet cover of the Lady Gaga song “Shallow.”

A week later, Yearwood also released a duet with Hailey Whitters. She tweeted: “I loved singing with you @haileywhitters! Congrats on today! xoxo your pal Trisha.” Whitters had tweeted “new song out today with @trishayearwood and I am officially dead/made it/going home now. DREAMS COME TRUE YALL.”

The last public performance for Garth Brooks was Jan. 20, when he sang “Amazing Grace” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

On Wednesday, Brooks called his wife one of the greatest all-time voices.

“Brooks said: “Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music. So the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan. We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”