KISS's Paul Stanley is crediting the COVID-19 vaccine with helping him to recover after testing positive with a breakthrough case.
The rock band's lead singer, 69, told fans on Tuesday night that he was back in action — and even biking — thanks in large part to the vaccine.
SIXTEEN DAYS since my Covid symptoms. TWENTY FIVE MILES on my bike today. I'm back and NEVER would have been through it like this without being double vaxxed and proper medications. pic.twitter.com/P9ohNH6pXo— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) September 8, 2021
KISS had postponed a series of concert tour stops last month after announcing Stanley had tested positive for COVID-19. KISS said in a statement that "everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew" had been fully vaccinated.
Fellow frontman Gene Simmons later became the second member of the group to develop a breakthrough case of the coronavirus. Like his bandmate Stanley, Simmons credited being vaccinated with helping him to stay out of the hospital.
Joe, vaccine protects you about 95%. However, you can still get Delta Covid variant. I did…But the effects are minimal, if you’ve been vaccinated twice. Without vaccine = hospital, pain and maybe death. Do your research. You’ll come off much brighter. https://t.co/svilLhfkoc— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) September 2, 2021
The band is poised to resume their "End of the Road" tour on Thursday in Irvine, Calif.
Stanley has touted vaccinations and his road to recovery for his nearly 600,000 Twitter followers. The performer suggested his illness and "flu-like symptoms" would have been far worse had he not been vaccinated.
My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you... It kicked my ass. It's over now. pic.twitter.com/8HDMjKZT37— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 31, 2021
Some really rough days behind and hopefully just a few more ahead. Then... I'M COMIN' OUT THERE TO SEE YOU!!!! pic.twitter.com/jTCV5DZop6— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 27, 2021
REST!! Doctor's orders so we can hit the road running on Sept. 9th. Staying clear of people for a few more days. Do I think my "freedom" ever includes jeopardizing other people's health?... No, I don't. pic.twitter.com/SWHKyMFSE9— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) September 2, 2021