Jackson Browne tests positive for coronavirus after NYC trip

Jackson Browne tests positive for coronavirus after NYC trip
Musician Jackson Browne performs onstage during "Love Rocks NYC! A Change is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope" A Benefit Concert for God's Love We Deliver at Beacon Theatre on March 9, 2017 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Jackson Browne told Rolling Stone Tuesday evening that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

He suspected he may have COVID-19 when he developed a cough and temperature.

"As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested (for COVID-19). My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” Browne told Rolling Stone.

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Browne said in an interview that he does not know where he got the virus but suspects a recent trip to New York City. He shared his concern about the virus and the importance of social distancing.

"So many people that have it aren’t going to be tested. They don’t have symptoms, but they might have it and might be able to pass it on. That’s what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody,” Browne told Rolling Stone.

Browne began his career as a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band before establishing a solo career with the 1972 release of “Jackson Browne.”

Browne has since released dozens of singles, like “Doctor My Eyes,” “Take It Easy,” “For a Rocker,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Running On Empty” and “The Pretender,” and 13 more studio albums, most recently “Standing in the Breach” in 2014.

Read more about Browne’s recovery here.