“I’m sorry to report that I am among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” Austin singer-songwriter Christopher Cross revealed in a social media post on Friday morning.


The Grammy-and-Oscar-winning artist is not hospitalized, but he added that “this is possibly the worst illness I have ever had.


Before the pandemic hit the United States, Cross was scheduled to perform this week at the Paramount Theatre as part of a tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his debut album, which helped Cross sweep all four major categories at the 1981 Grammy Awards ceremony (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist). Billie Eilish repeated that rare feat this year. Cross also won an Oscar in 1982 for “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”.


Cross’s social media post continued with a plea for people to self-quarantine at home during the pandemic, and concluded: “Wherever you are in the world, let’s all be kind to one another. Only if we work together can we defeat COVID-19.”


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