Houston rap vet Slim Thug is among the growing roster of people who has tested positive for the infection. On Tuesday, he revealed his results on Instagram, urging his fans to take the pandemic seriously.
“So check this out, no games being played,” he says in the clip. “The other day I got tested for the coronavirus yesterday and it came back positive. As careful as I been self-quarantine and staying home … I might went and got something to eat or did some stuff like that, nothing crazy, stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on and my test came back positive.
“So y’all gotta take this stuff serious. Sit home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they saying. If you have symptoms, you need to get checked out or whatever.”
Despite the results, Slim insists he’s feeling fine.
“I’m good,” he added. “I feel good. I don’t got no problems right now. The other day I had a slight fever and a cough. I feel better now. I don’t have no fever, you know what I’m saying? I feel like I’m good but y’all better take it serious. It’s real out here. Coronavirus.”
According to the latest numbers from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are 44,183 total cases in the United States and 544 deaths. Many states are issuing social distancing and “shelter-in-place” orders in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.