Jackson Browne revealed that he's passed the Coronavirus on to his son, 46-year-old actor, Ethan Browne. Browne, who's now 71, believes that he contracted the Coronavirus earlier this month traveling between L.A. and Manhattan for the Love Rocks NYC benefit, which also featured Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks.
Browne gave an update on how he's doing, telling The Los Angeles Times, “I'm sequestering in place. I have people who work for me, who drop food for me. I have the help I need. I did pass it on to my son (Ethan). He’s isolating in his house, and his symptoms are also somewhat mild. He didn’t go to New York. He had the foresight to say, 'Don’t go.' I thought, in my ignorance, that it was manageable, that you could be careful, follow the procedures and be safe. My son was right, and I shouldn’t have gone to this show.”
Browne went on to explain that he sought out help when he realized he was ill — but it was neither abating or developing into something worse: “I wasn’t getting sicker and sicker. It wasn’t even the kind of sick where I’d miss a day of work, the kind of thing that would usually turn into a huge chest cough — nothing like that, it was just weird. And that told me this was not like other colds or flu — for me, anyway. I feel very fortunate. It didn’t knock me out that bad. I have friends who were in the production crew in New York who are quite sick. It just goes to show that you don’t know if you’re going to be one of the ones who gets hit really hard by it.”