Trisha Yearwood Said Her COVID-19 Case Was ‘Mild,’ But ‘It Was Just No Joke’

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Back in February, Trisha Yearwood revealed that she’d tested positive for COVID-19 and that she was quarantining at home with husband Garth Brooks, who at the time tested negative for the highly contagious novel coronavirus. In a new interview with PEOPLE (the TV Show!), the country singer revealed that she did not experience the kind of severe illness some people have suffered from while noting that her devoted hubby never left her side.

“I had what was considered a mild case and I think that’s why we had — we were lucky that COVID didn’t go into our lungs, but that’s probably also why we have more trouble here,” she said, pointing to her face. “It was just no joke. He would not stay away from me. I’m like, ‘Dude, I cannot be responsible for giving Garth Brooks COVID. You have to go quarantine on the other side of the house.’”

Despite her pleas, though, Yearwood said Brooks steadfastly refused to let her quarantine alone. “He would not do it. He was really worried about me,” Yearwood said. “But he never got sick and he was vaccinated. He took really good care of me, but he drove me crazy.”

Brooks is taking the pandemic very seriously. At a recent show in Kansas City the country superstar offered fans a chance to get a COVID vaccine at Arrowhead Stadium — with an upgrade to floor seats for those who took him up on it — though only 35 of the more than 70,000 people at the show took him up on his offer.

A month after rebooting his three-year stadium tour, Brooks announced in early August that he was reassessing if the outing could continue given the explosion of new cases caused by the more transmissible Delta variant; at the time he opted to halt planned ticket sales for a Sept. 4 show at Seattle’s Lumen Field to rethink that show and the remainder of the tour. Brooks’ next scheduled date is a sold-out show at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sept. 18.


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