Randy Houser Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis, Says He ‘Can’t Smell’

by Thad Mitchell

Country music singer and songwriter Randy Houser is the latest celebrity to come down with the COVID-19 virus.

The pandemic has hit the music industry quite hard with Houser being the latest victim. Other country music stars coming down with the deadly virus are Tyler Hubbard, Lee Brice, Laine Hardy and Jennifer Wayne.

Country music has also lost some of its brightest to the coronavirus pandemic this year. Charley Pride, Joe Diffie and John Prine are music legends losing their battles to COVID-19. Pride’s death was especially difficult for fans to deal with as he had just performed at the CMA Awards a few weeks before passing.

Houser, who is 45-years-old, reveals his diagnosis on social media earlier this week after fans point out a symptom. The country singer and wife, Tatiana Starzynski, took to social media to brag on their cooking skills. Posting about a steak they were smoking, Houser notes that he could not smell the food.

“Can’t smell that,” he wrote in the caption. “Can taste it a little though.”

His wife also notes that while he smelled of smoke, he couldn’t tell as his smelling senses had weakened. Houser’s fans and followers told him many health professionals call loss of smell a major symptom of COVID-19. They suggested Hauser seek medical attention. Sure enough, he was diagnosed with the virus and went into quarantine to heal up.

Randy Houser Using Quarantine Time Wisely

It appears he took advantage of his quarantine time, sharing with fans he has been able to get some writing in. On his Instagram profile, Houser posted some music for his followers to sample. The new song he performs in the video is “Rub a Little Dirt on it.”

“Another new one written with two of may favorites…Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell,” he write. “Since my family and I have been quarantined at home with the ole ‘Rona, it seems a good time to share new music with y’all. Let me know what you think and feel free to share.”

H/T: Pop Culture