Is Paul Stanley OK? KISS concert in PA canceled 20 minutes before gates opened

After being 'grateful and thrilled' to receive his second shot of the vaccine back in February, KISS' frontman Stanley is currently down with Covid

                            Is Paul Stanley OK? KISS concert in PA canceled 20 minutes before gates opened
Paul Stanley's breakthrough Covid-19 diagnosis led to KISS's Pennsylvania concert at Star Lake being canceled (Instagram/paulstanleylive)

Wishes are pouring in for Paul Stanley of KISS band after he tested positive for Covid-19. The band was scheduled to perform at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on August 26 which some fans say was canceled 20 minutes before gates were due to open. No reason was provided initially, however, the band then tweeted out an official statement wherein they disclosed Stanley's diagnosis. 

KISS's founding member, frontman, singer, and songwriter Stanley had received the green light to rock and roll all he wanted after being completely vaccinated on February 17 this year. "I got my SECOND COVID SHOT this morning! So grateful and THRILLED. PLEASE, let's ALL stay safe as possible and continue to watch out for each other," he tweeted. The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has done his best to keep himself in the best of health during the pandemic. “The best way to be in shape is to be in shape, and once you get there, stay there,” he told Variety in an interview. “Once you have that momentum, it’s much easier to maintain than to create," he added.


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Paul Stanley of KISS performs during their End Of The Road World Tour at The Forum on February 16, 2019 in Inglewood, California.

Is KISS's frontman Paul Stanley OK?

At around 8 pm, the band's official Twitter handle sent out a tweet saying, "Tonight's #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP.  Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated." Stanley is down with a breakthrough case of Covid but fans who were at the venue who'd yet not seen this update were assuming the worse. Way back in 2007, he had to pull out of a Southern California concert because of heart ailments which led to show cancelation and fans thought he was facing the same issues yet again. 

Stanley then took to Twitter to clarify that the rumors swirling around about him being critically ill was nothing short of "nonsense". He tweeted, "PEOPLE!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense." The band had already performed in Toledo, Ohio this week and the remaining shows included the ones in Burgettstown, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, all of which stand canceled. 

Paul Stanley of KISS attends the 2021 Tribeca Festival screening of "Biography: KISStory" at The Battery on June 11, 2021 in New York City (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)




Paul Stanley hail their vaccinated king 

Fans had driven for hours to catch the classic rockers on stage and were disappointed to go back without experiencing the KISS magic. However, they were all glad that Paul Stanley was doing OK and many opined it was because of him being fully vaccinated. "Glad to hear you are okay. You guys should really come up with new testing procedures so that the results don't come in as the doors are about to open. Just drove 5 hours 1 way and how have to go home," a tweet read.

"So glad that you and everyone on the tour is vaccinated! This could have been so much worse. Get some rest and take your time. The most important thing is your health and the health of everyone on the tour. Wishing you the very best!!" another fan wrote. "Glad you are vaccinated, as to lessen the symptoms. Get well soon!" tweeted another. "I know you're fine. You got vaccinated. Just wishing you a speedy recovery! Weird rumors," another fan tweeted. 





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