Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.) has revealed that him and his wife Julia Lage are recovering following a bout of COVID-19. The couple are feeling better and are encouraging fans to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
Kotzen said the following in a since deleted post [via Bravewords]:
“Julia and I just kicked the living PISS out of Covid-19! Self Quarantined, Chicken Soup, Hot Tea, … ALL THAT!….still can’t taste a fucking thing but I’ve never been much of a food guy! Today I feel 110%! Back to business as usual…Feeling refreshed, 15 lbs lighter and ready to grab 2021 by the fucking balls! Who’s in?”
He then followed up with the following:
I’m sure some of you saw my post yesterday and my attempt at satire.
Truth is, Yesterday I woke up feeling strong and a bit silly after a few weeks in bed and decided to take a ‘comedic’ photograph of myself talking about having Covid.
Some of you didn’t get my sense of humor and thought that photo was my ’new look’ and a consequence of having the virus 🤣
This photograph is a more accurate representation of us after having a run in with Covid-19. ☺️
All though we did lose a few pounds and stayed in bed a lot we thankfully did not get hit nearly as bad as some people did.
Covid is NOT a joke!
Please use your mask, stay safe and be careful.
We wish you guys a healthy 2021!
And thank you all for the thoughtful messages.
L & R,
Richie and Julia”