Jon Bon Jovi believes his son Jacob contracted mild version of coronavirus: 'Just the intestinal kind'
The singer revealed that Jacob is doing better after visiting a private doctor and he was not actually tested for the virus because he said it was 'pretty difficult to get one'
Jon Bon Jovi believes that his son, Jacob, had suffered from a "mild version" of coronavirus. Video chatting with Nischelle Turner from ET on Friday, the singer talked about how his family has been keeping up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 58-year-old singer said that his son, Jacob, 17, had a form of the COVID-19 virus.' According to Jon, Jacob was quarantined from his family. "The whole family is together, all the kids are here with us. We've been here 15 days now, not that I'm counting. Everyone here, Jake had a mild version of it just the intestinal kind." Besides Jacob, Jon's family includes his daughter Stephanie, 26, sons, Jesse, 25, Romeo, 15 and wife Dorothea.
The singer revealed that Jacob is doing better after having to visit a private doctor. Jacob was not actually tested for the coronavirus because the singer said it was "pretty difficult to get one."
"It stemmed from some of the young guys that we had taken in here that also tested, they were tested and tested positive and had the main symptoms but they had left, and so we just followed those same protocols," explained Jon.
He also spoke of how his son Jacob was quarantined saying, "Dorothea created the quarantine zone, you know, with the laundry room being triaged and no one could go in there unless they had gloves and a mask and she had a bathrobe on backward and different slippers. But we kept him in there until all of the symptoms had cleared and now he's a hundred percent."
Jon had also recently written a song titled 'Do What You Can' asking fans to help with the second verse. He posted on his Instagram with the caption, "These are uneasy times we’re dealing with, but we’re all in this together. I wrote the first verse and the chorus. Write me a verse. Let’s tell your story....#DoWhatYouCan -JBJ." He also has already sung a few verses that fans had sent in on Instagram as well.
"I've been the narrator throughout my career whether I've written the song or co-written the song, I've always been the voice of it, I'm the narrator. You know, these are the stories of the people so I thought this is an opportunity to share it with the people and even though I completed the song, I put the call out there, like a call to action for folks to write the lyrics and I go through the ones I can get my hands on and come back to folks and, you know, I plan to keep this going throughout this whole ordeal," Jon said.