Testament bassist Steve DiGiorgio has officially tested positive for COVID-19. Frontman Chuck Billy confirmed the news to Joshua Toomey of “Diabolus In Podcastica.”
Billy said the following when asked about him and his wife going public with their own COVID-19 diagnosis:
“It was kind of almost our duty to say something. Fortunately, we got home off the road and were isolated right away. So we didn’t really see anybody. But it’s definitely a nasty sickness and illness. I mean, we’re starting to feel better, but I wouldn’t say I’m a hundred percent. So I don’t know — am I contagious still? I don’t know.
“Steve, our bass player, just tested on Thursday, he got his results back, and they’re positive. And that’s after a couple of weeks of being sick. So it made us think, ‘Are we still contagious?’, even though the doctors and the CDC [Centers For Disease Control And Prevention] told us that, ‘Go ahead and go to the store. Go out. Wear a mask.’ But you just don’t know. We don’t know if we’re ill or not.”
Billy and DiGiorgio both tested positive for COVID-19 after their European tour with Exodus and Death Angel. As previously reported, Exodus’ Gary Holt and Death Angel’s Will Carroll both tested positive as well.