U.S. Air Power veteran Sonya Bryson-Kirksey, who sings the nationwide anthem for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, grew to become a well-recognized face to TV viewers in the course of the crew’s current run to the Stanley Cup championship.
However her celebration of the crew’s title did not final lengthy: Final week she was hospitalized with the coronavirus regardless of being vaccinated in March, in response to stories.
Her husband, Jimmie Kirksey Jr., mentioned she had examined constructive for the delta variant and was doing higher on Thursday morning.
Bryson-Kirksey, 54, has battled a number of sclerosis for years and has different underlying well being circumstances that make her extra vulnerable to the virus.
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“(This) might be the sickest I’ve been in my total life,” Bryson-Kirksey informed the Tampa Bay Occasions. “Respiratory is tough. Speaking is tough. … I’m combating to maintain my life.”
“(This) might be the sickest I’ve been in my total life. Respiratory is tough. Speaking is tough. … I’m combating to maintain my life.”
The singer informed the newspaper she had celebrated the Lightning’s Stanley Cup win with followers 4 days earlier than she examined constructive and thinks she was probably contaminated by somebody there.
“Individuals who don’t get vaccinated are the carriers of those variants they usually by no means even know,” she informed the Occasions. “They should know COVID pneumonia just isn’t your sister’s home-bound delicate case. My life has been on the road right here since I arrived final Friday with a 103(-degree) fever.”
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Information of her hospitalization unfold quick with dozens of individuals sending nicely needs to the singer on social media.
Lightning in-game host Greg Wolf tweeted Wednesday, “I would like all my PRAYER WARRIORS to please take a second and ship constructive, therapeutic vibes to my Ebony, @SonniSings as she’s coping with some severe well being issues at the moment. WE GOT YOU,MAMA! #BoltsNation #PositiveVibes @TBLightning #EbonyAndIvory.”
He tweeted once more Wednesday saying Bryson-Kirksey’s husband had informed him she was “doing OK.”
Her pal WWE wrestler Titus O’Neil informed WFLA-TV that she was “combating” the virus and staying “sturdy.”
“I’m placing my arms out huge, my huge arms, hugging Sonya, wrapping my arms round her,” he informed the station. “I would like her to know, I like her, I assist her and I’m praying for her. I can’t wait to hug her when she will get out of the hospital.”
Her husband reiterated her plea for individuals to get vaccinated.
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“She’s wanting individuals to remember that even with the photographs you’ll be able to nonetheless get it,” he mentioned, in response to FOX 13. “At the very least the photographs do assist, like in her case. If she did not have it, Lord is aware of it could have been worse. So, she’s asking everybody to please get the photographs. If not for your self, however others.”
Bryson-Kirksey’s hospitalization comes because the delta variant has surged in Florida.