KISS's Paul Stanley credits vaccine for COVID-19 recovery

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.


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.

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.