The tenor has posted on Facebook:
The pandemic which has shaken the world has also affected – albeit mildly – me and certain members of my family.
Out of respect for those for whom contracting the virus has had more serious consequences, I decided it would be best not to share the news. I certainly didn’t want to unnecessarily alarm my fans and also wished to protect my family’s privacy.
We were fortunate enough to have a swift and full recovery by the end of March.
Given the chance to donate blood to help find a cure for Covid, my response was an immediate “yes”. A modest — but fundamental — gesture, through which I am playing my small part.
He told reporters who converged on his home:
We got over the disease very well, even though I unfortunately had to cancel many concerts and it was a bad experience. It was like living a nightmare because I felt like I was no longer in control. I was hoping to wake up anytime soon