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Kiss star Gene Simmons has joined teammate Paul Stanley on the COVID victim list after contracting the virus.
Vocalist Stanley tested positive last week (Aug 25, 21), forcing the band to give up a handful of farewell tour gigs, and now bassist Simmons is also ill.
Confirming the news, a statement from the group said, âKISS will postpone its next four tour dates. While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he had recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is showing mild symptoms.
“The group and team will remain at home and isolated for the next 10 days and medics have indicated that the tour should be able to resume on September 9 at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., Calif..”
The update comes hours after Simmons lambasted politicians for prioritizing re-election over the health and safety of voters.
The rocker has been very vocal about COVID vaccinations and used his recent positive test from fellow Stanley to remind fans how vital it was to get the jab, insisting that those who get an injection are a lot more likely to survive contact with the coronavirus.
And now he’s warning American heads of state and telling Americans not to listen to “stupid politicians.”
In a new interview with 95.5 KLOS, Gene goes wild: “Evil and selfish politicians in a certain party are more interested in being re-elected than in saving lives. I can’t tell you how furious I am. . “
On Friday (Aug. 27, 21), a Florida judge ruled that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning mask warrants in public schools.
Simmons has urged fans of the group to wear masks over the past year, and he told the radio station that those who oppose vaccinations are fools.
“The idea of ââsomeone saying, ‘This is my body and my choice’ is so silly,” he fumed. “It’s not your choice. It’s not your body when you come to a red light in your car. You are not allowed to cross it just because you want to … The rest of the world goes on green and stops on red. Just because you think it’s your right doesn’t give you the right …
âIn fact, you don’t have the right to stand up in a movie theater and yell ‘fire’ just because you think it’s free speech. You don’t have that right. It’s called incitement to riot. There are all kinds of rights you don’t have. “
And the rock star insists there should be a vaccination warrant, forcing all Americans to get stung.
âSeven hundred thousand Americans – roughly – have died from COVID,â he adds. “Of course it should be a law. As soon as you endanger other people … you are not allowed to smoke in a restaurant or in buildings … You know why? Because you put endanger other people. “