Jesse Colin Young has been forced to postpone the remainder of his current US tour after testing positive for COVID-19. The veteran folk-rock singer/songwriter and former Youngbloods frontman’s diagnosis was announced via his official Facebook page on July 22, notifying fans that the remaining three shows of his Highway Troubadour tour would be postponed until further notice. According to the post, Young was experiencing “mild” symptoms and “doing well,” hoping to reschedule the dates “as soon as possible.”
“I am very sorry to report that Jesse tested positive for Covid today. He will now have to self-isolate in Los Angeles, forcing us to postpone the final three shows of the tour,” the wife and manager confirmed. deYoung, Connie Darden Young. in a report. “Jesse’s symptoms are mild and he is doing well and hopes to reschedule soon…Jesse regrets these delays to his upcoming performances, but his health is our number one concern. He looks forward to seeing all of his fans very soon.”
The affected shows included a July 22 appearance in Santa Cruz, Calif., a July 30 show in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and a July 31 stopover in Solana Beach, Calif. All three shows have been postponed and have yet to be rescheduled. Young has another confirmed gig on her schedule, a Sept. 30 show in Lincoln, Calif. Given the date this show is scheduled for, it has not been postponed. Individual venues are expected to announce reschedule dates at a later date.
News of Young’s diagnosis was met with an outpouring of support and well wishes. In response to the initial announcement, one fan wrote, “I’m so glad you’re taking the time to heal. Be well,” and another person added, “Get well soon! Gotta listen your body and rest, rest, rest.” A third fan commented, “Jessie, I’m sending healing thoughts, and hope you’re feeling well in no time.” Another person wrote: “Calm down and rest. I pray for a speedy recovery for you!
At this time, other details regarding Young’s condition are unclear. Her official Facebook page continued to share new posts in the days after her diagnosis was announced, with the most recent post coming Monday night when the account shared a post from Jazzie Young. When sharing the post, Young’s account appeared to indicate that the musician, who turned 80 in November, was still recovering, writing, “Stay well y’all. We’ll be back.”