KISS’ Paul Stanley and his entire family infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19

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KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley is dealing with his second bout of COVID-19 in the past six months, this time with an Omicron variant. In fact, the entire Rock & Roll Hall of Famer family tested positive for the new breed.

The rock veteran first contracted COVID-19 in August, just a few shows after KISS resumed its postponed farewell tour. Although Stanley has been a staunch advocate of wearing masks and vaccines, he faced criticism when he was seen outside a hotel without a mask just days after revealing he had tested positive.

On Sunday evening (December 26), Stanley announced that he had contracted COVID-19 again, writing alongside a selfie on Instagram, “My face is Omicron! Yes. My whole family has it. I’m tired and I have a cold. Most of my family have no symptoms on Launch. Do whatever you want. I am so glad I received the vaccination.”

Originally, KISS postponed a few shows that were scheduled when Stanley contracted COVID-19, but then his co-star Gene Simmons also tested positive, forcing the legendary rock band to postpone the show for two weeks. They resumed the tour in early September and finished the US game on October 16, before playing KISS Kruise at the end of October.

KISS had previously canceled his scheduled stay in Las Vegas, which ironically begins on Wednesday (December 29), meaning the initial shows will likely be canceled anyway due to Stanley’s current COVID-19 infection. Earlier this month, Simmons blamed several competing Vegas shows for the cancellation, saying, “You can take to the street and you can see more artists. I mean, it’s packed.”

COVID-19 has reared its ugly head among the KISS crew as well, with old guitar technologist Francis Stoeber, who died in his hotel room after being infected in the midst of the band’s tour. Other crew members blew up KISS and the allegedly lax protocols surrounding the tour, with one of the road pioneers rolling rock At the time, “I just couldn’t believe how serious it was, that we were still going on.”

While Case said Stoeber’s departure was “deeply saddened,” “we now realize that there were crew members who tried to hide signs of illness and, when it was discovered, refused medical attention….Moreover, it was recently brought to our attention that some crew members may have provided Fake vaccination cards which, if true, we find morally reprehensible (as well as illegal), putting the entire tour in harm’s way.”

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Were it not for the pandemic, KISS planned to end the “End of the Road” farewell tour last summer. In a recent interview, Stanley revealed that the final show will now likely come in early 2023.

As it stands now, KISS has a tour of Australia lined up for the spring, followed by a European outing scheduled for the summer. It’s also been announced as one of the headliners—along with Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, and Korn—for the 2022 Welcome to Rockville Festival, which takes place May 19-22 in Daytona Beach, Florida (tickets available here).

See Paul Stanley’s Instagram post below.

KISS’ Paul Stanley and his entire family infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19
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