"I'm going to breathe in the COVID-19 air."

By Alyssa Hardy
Updated May 01, 2020 @ 7:45 am
Advertisement

Madonna has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, the 61-year-old said in an Instagram video called "Quarantine Diaries no. 14."

"I took a test the other day, and I found out that I have the antibodies," she said. "So tomorrow I'm just going to go for a long drive in the car, I'm going to roll down the window and I'm going to breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining." Later in the video, she proclaimed, "here's the good news: tomorrow's another day and I'm going to wake up and I'm going to feel differently."

It should be noted that there is not enough evidence to show that having antibodies gives you immunity. In a press briefing, The World Health Organization's Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove clarified the confusion around immunity, saying, "Just because there's no evidence in this area doesn't mean that there's no immunity, it just means that the studies haven't been done yet."

Last month, Madonna came under fire when she posted a video in a bathtub calling the pandemic the "great equalizer." In the now removed video that many felt was tone deaf, the singer said, "What's terrible about it is that it's has made us all equal in many ways and what's wonderful about it is that it's made us all equal in many ways ... Like I used to say at the end of 'Human Nature' every night, we are all in the same boat. And if the ship goes down, we're all going down together."