Houston rapper Slim Thug says he tested positive for coronavirus

Rapper Slim Thug performs onstage during Travis Scott's inaugural Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on November 17, 2018, in Houston, Texas. (Rick Kern/WireImage)

HOUSTON – Houston coronavirus cases continue to rise. Among the many locals who have tested positive for the disease is Houston rapper Slim Thug.

Slim Thug posted a video on his Instagram account where he shared his positive diagnosis but said he felt OK.

According to the post, he had been following guidelines, staying inside and only going out (wearing gloves and a mask) to get food or take care of other necessities, but despite his precautions, he still contracted the illness.

“As careful as I’ve been … my test came back positive,” Slim Thug said. “Y’all gotta take this stuff seriously. Sit home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they’re saying. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out.”

Slim Thug said he had a mild fever and a cough but is feeling better.

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Just found out I got Corona virus

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COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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This story was originally posted on Click2Houston.com, KSAT’s sister station in Houston.


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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.