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  • Written by Rick Ellis

Coronavirus & The Entertainment Industry: 03/25/2020

Here is a frequently-updated rundown of all the important ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the global entertainment industry today:

Jackson Browne Tests Positive
In an interview with Rolling Stone, singer/songwriter Jackson Browne revealed that has tested positive for COVID-19. He told the magazine that his symptoms were "mild" and that he expects to fully recover:

I’m presuming I got this flying back and forth to New York to do [the] Love Rocks show at the Beacon. And now it turns out that several people who were at that show have tested positive. I’m going to try and get in touch with everybody and keep talking with them.

I feel lucky that I’m not really badly affected. I guess I’ve got a really strong immune system. There’s so much we don’t know. The one thing you can do is not go anywhere, not show up anywhere. Now, I wish I hadn’t gone to New York and done this benefit. I think to myself, “How much simpler would it have been had I just called in and said, ‘No, I’m not going to travel on a cross-country flight and spend two days in New York with all these people that are singing all over the country.'”