Spanish opera star Plácido Domingo It got sick.
The 79-year-old singer announced on Sunday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, which has affected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
"I feel it is my moral duty to announce that I tested positive for COVID19, the Coronavirus." read a post on Sunday's Facebook page. "My family and I are all in isolation for as long as is deemed medically necessary."
Placido Domingo. (Photo AP / Laszlo Balogh, Archive)
He explained that he and his family are in "good health" despite having a fever and a cough, which led him to get tested.
Domingo's post continued with an important message for his fans.
"I ask everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least 6 feet away from other people, doing everything you can to prevent the virus from spreading and, above all, stay at home , if you can! " wrote Sunday. "Together, we can combat this virus and stop the current global crisis, so that we can return to our normal daily lives soon."
Opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on Wednesday, 27, 2019. (Christian Charisius / dpa via AP)
He added: "Follow local government guidelines and regulations to maintain security and protect not just yourself, but our entire community."
Domingo is currently in the center of sexual harassment charges, facing accusations by several women of groping and kissing forcibly.