Bryan Adams, the fully vaccinated Canadian rocker, took to social media Thursday to announce that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time in a month while visiting Italy to promote a new calendar.
"Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and I’ve tested positive for the second time in a month for Covid," he posted on his Instagram account. "So it’s off to the hospital for me."
Adams, who is also a photographer, has shot the 2022 Pirelli calendar. Adams was expected to appear at in-person press events promoting the calendar Sunday and Monday. The singer was headed to a nearby hospital for a more reliable PCR test, the Associated Press reported. The 60-year-old singer was seen seated normally in the back of the ambulance.
In May 2020, the singer drew some online criticism with a post about the possible origins of the virus.
"Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fu----- bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold," Adams wrote. "My message to them other than 'thanks a fu----- lot' is go vegan."
He later issued an apology for his words in another video posted on Instagram. The 60-year-old said at the time, "Apologies to any and all that took offence [sic] to my posting yesterday."
Fox News' David Aaro and the Associated Press contributed to this report