The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli had the disease of COVID-19 but he only suffered mild symptoms, like his wife and two of his children, as he acknowledged on Tuesday after leaving the hospital in Pisa (north), to which he went to donate plasma.
The artist was tested on March 10 and they gave a positive result, but he was practically asymptomatic, with only a few tenths of fever, he told the media.
“Honestly, when I found out I had it, I jumped into the pool because it was fine,” he said.
His wife, Veronica Berti, and two of his children, Amos and Matteo, were positive with him, but none suffered relevant symptoms, according to local media.
Bocelli went with his wife this morning to the Cisanello hospital in Pisa, both protected by masks, to donate plasma for the investigation of this disease.
In a statement, the hospital itself thanked the singer for the donation, which will be used for the “Tsunami” study, a national experiment that will assess the effectiveness of the immune plasma of patients who have passed the coronavirus in treating it.
During his convalescence, the tenor has participated in numerous causes to help fight coronavirus, a pathogen that in his country, Italy, has already infected more than 230,000 people, of whom 32,877 have died, according to the last official report. .
On April 12, Easter Day, he offered an emotional concert in the cathedral of Milan (north), before an empty and confined city, like the rest of the country, to give a message of hope to the world.
And he also added his voice to the online macro-concert “One world together at home”, convened by the World Health Organization and Lady Gaga.