Famed country singer Joe Diffie has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Grammy-winning singer shared the news via his publicist on Friday (March 27) with the following statement:
“I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment. My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”
Joe Diffie is a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry and is best known for songs such as “John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” His songs are often covered by rising country artists and his name is often dropped in songs by some of today’s top stars, including Chris Young in “Raised On Country” and Jason Aldean in “1994.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Diffie and his family as he battles the virus.