It was only a matter of time before the Coronavirus hit the rock community, with Bon Jovi's co-founding keyboardist David Bryan becoming its first victim. On Saturday (March 21st) Bryan posted a message on social media, stating, “I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!!! It’s the flu not the plague. I’ve have been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus. Please help out each other. This will be over soon. . . with the help of every American!!”
Ultimate Classic Rock posted on Saturday: “Chicago residents fought off Corona virus-mandated isolation by singing 'Livin' on a Prayer' from their windows and porches tonight, and Jon Bon Jovi was with them in spirit. With the state of Illinois under a stay-at-home order in an effort to curb the spread of the potentially deadly virus, 8,300 Facebook users in the windy city pledged to attend the socially distant 7:00 PM event. Another 11,000 listed themselves as 'interested.'”
Bon Jovi posted a message of encouragement to the singers stating he would be singing along with them. Back on Wednesday (March 18th), Bon Jovi was photographed washing dishes at the Red Bank, New Jersey's Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant. The photo was posted on his social media outlets, claiming, “If you can't do what you do. . . do what you can.”
Bon Jovi will release its 15th album, titled, Bon Jovi 2020 on May 15th.