Jackson Browne on COVID-19 Diagnosis–“My Symptoms Are Pretty Mild”

Jackson Browne may have tested positive for COVID-19, but fans can relax–his symptoms are mild.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Browne, 71, revealed that he had a temperature and a small cough, but he feels fine, chalking it up to a strong immune system.

“My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” he said.

He believes he may have contracted the virus while performing at the Love Rocks NYC benefit that took place on March 12, where he attended alongside acts like Dave MatthewsCyndi LauperWarren Haynes and others.

Browne is practicing protocol with self quarantining and social distancing, encouraging others to do the same and help stop the spread.

“The prognosis for what to do once you test positive is pretty much the same as if you don’t test positive, which is to stay put,” He tells Rolling Stone. “And stay self-quarantined. Don’t expose anybody. Don’t go anywhere.”

Browne also revealed in the interview that he has written a new song, “A Little Too Soon to Say.”  The track is the  B side to Browne’s upcoming single “Downhill From Everywhere.” The songs will be out on vinyl and CD on May 29th and are currently available for pre-order on Browne’s website. 

He is set to hit the road with James Taylor on May 15. Taylor announced on Wednesday that he donated $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.