KISS’ Paul Stanley and His Family Test Positive for Omicron Variant


Kiss performing at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Kiss – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

‘I’m tired and have sniffles,’ says Paul Stanley of KISS of his Omicron diagnosis. He’s fully vaccinated

Paul Stanley of KISS has come down with COVID-19 for the second time in the past six months. In addition to Stanley, his entire family has tested positive, and they all have the new Omicron variant.

The singer and guitarist first got COVID-19 in August, just a couple of gigs into KISS’ farewell tour. For the full pandemic, Stanley has been vocal about his support for vaccines and is fully vaccinated.

Stanley took to social media on Sunday evening (Dec. 26) to announced that he had once again come down with COVID-19, posting a photo on Instagram, stating, “My Omicron face! Yup. My entire family has it. I’m tired and have sniffles. Most of my family have absolutely no symptoms. Do as you choose. I’m so glad I’m vaccinated.”

KISS has dealt with plenty of COVID-19 issues in 2021. First, KISS were forced to had postponed their End of the Road World Tour just a few stops in when Stanley tested positive for COVID-19. Then, KISS’ Gene Simmons also tested positive, forcing the rockers to postpone shows for another two weeks. The band hit the road again in early September and wrapped up the U.S. leg of their tour on Oct. 16, followed by the KISS Kruise in late October. KISS also bowed out of their Las Vegas residency, which was scheduled to begin this Wednesday (Dec. 29), making the KISS Kruise their final show of 2021.

KISS also recently lost a longtime member of their crew to COVID-19, as guitar tech Francis Stueber passed away in his hotel room after coming down with the virus during the group’s tour. Stanley also recently mourned the loss of this his father William Eisen at 101 in November.



Posted by Anne Erickson | Music, Rock, Rock News

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