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Sam Smith Says They Had Coronavirus: 'I Got Over It, Luckily'

Sam Smith Says They Had Coronavirus: 'I Got Over It, Luckily'

Sam Smith Says They Had Coronavirus: 'I Got Over It, Luckily'

"I didn't get tested but I know I have it, 100% have it."

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In a new interview from quarantine with Zane Lowe, singer Sam Smith revealed that they believe they contracted coronavirus, though they've already recovered.

"I didn't get tested but I know I have it, 100% have it," they shared. "I'm just going to assume that I did because everything I've read completely pointed to that. So yeah, I think I definitely had it. And then as soon as I had it, my sister five days after me started getting the same symptoms who's living with me."

The 27-year-old and their sister self-quarantined as to not infect their family. "So me and her just isolate for three weeks because we knew. It was clear. Because I've got an older nan and stuff, so we didn't want to risk anything."

This was about two weeks before the "UK really hit," they say. "I think I got it. I don't 100% know, but I got it and then as everyone was kind of really on lockdown, that's when I got over it, luckily."

We're glad Sam and their sister recovered! 

Their new album,To Die For, was originally slated for release this spring but the ongoing global pandemic has pushed back the date. Smith has also changed the album title, deeming the original inappropriate for the times we're in right now. They have already picked a new one and they say it's "actually better than To Die For." 

Smith's collab with sexually fluid pop-star Demi Lovato, "I'm Ready" drops everywhere tonight. They gave some clues on what fans can expect.  

"It's 2020 Abba," they said. "We've had fun doing this. I haven't taken myself seriously. I'm nervous about the song because the song for me is a song that's reaching. And whenever I have those... You know what I say when a song's reaching, when it's like you're reaching for the stars in the melody, you're reaching for the stars in all of it. It almost sounds a bit musical theater at times. It feels cheesy at times. And I'm trying to own that because that is a genuine feeling that comes out sometimes in the studio and it's fun. It's really fun to go to that place.

"With us, with me and Demi singing, I know that we're so inspired by those things, those musical theater. What people would in our music world we're called cheesy is places that I go to that I enjoy going to sometimes, you know? And it's about feeling no shame. I think this song really, for me, is about feeling no shame in some of the things that I make because I'm releasing music in a climate where music's really cool a lot of the time. It's really, really cool. And it's basically just one of my inspirations is musical theater and these types of songs that reach. And I think it's me saying that I'm going to reach and it's okay, you know? And it's okay to play around and have these moments without feeling ashamed for being really pop, you know? When you see the video, you're going to scream."

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!