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Gene Simmons Tests Positive for COVID-19, Kiss Postpones Tour Dates

“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you… It kicked my a–,” he shared. “It’s over now.”

Ahead of the announcement that Simmons is the latest band member to contract the virus, the bassist shared his blistering thoughts on politicians in Texas and Florida who are spreading misinformation during the pandemic and banning mask mandates.

“Always listen to the CDC and the doctors — not stupid politicians,” he told 95.5 KLOS before adding some clarity on his opinion. “Not all politicians — evil, self-serving politicians of a certain party who are more interested in getting re-elected than actually saving lives … The politicians in Texas and Florida — evil, self-serving, just moronic.”

He also emphasized the importance of wearing masks and getting vaccinated, a message that the CDC, doctors and scientists have been urging as the Delta variant has caused another surge in coronavirus cases across the country.

“The idea that somebody says, ‘It’s my body and my choice’ is so idiotic,” Simmons said during his interview, noting that he believes there should be a vaccine mandate and that it wouldn’t infringe upon personal rights. “What freedom? The freedom to infect everybody else?” he asked. Seven hundred thousand Americans — close to it — are dead because of COVID. Of course it should be a law.”

See Kiss’ announcement about Simmons and the postponed tour dates below:

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