MILAN (AP) – Bryan Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival at Milan’s Malpensa Airport on Thursday, ahead of the unveiling of the 2022 Pirelli calendar, which he photographed.
The Canadian rock ‘n roller revealed the positive test in an Instagram post that included a photograph of him in a room after being tested and then seated in an ambulance, where he was taken for a more reliable PCR test. He usually sat wearing a surgical mask.
“Here I am, just arrived in Milan, and I tested positive for the second time in a month for COVID,” Adams said in the post. “So it’s going to the hospital for me.”
He thanked fans for his support.
Adams, who also enjoys a career as a photographer, has recorded the Pirelli calendar for 2022 after he was originally engaged to record the 2021 version, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
Adams was expected to appear at personal press events promoting the calendar on Sunday and Monday, but it was now uncertain.
Normally, the unveiling of the Pirelli calendar is a gala event attended by those who show up and other VIPs, but this year was already a scaled-down affair due to the ongoing pandemic, with a tight guest list for an evening cocktail.
Adams chose as his subjects for the calendar called “On the Road” other musical talents including Iggy Pop, Cher, Jennifer Hudson, Saweetie and St. Vincent.