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Lauren Alaina Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lauren Alaina
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Lauren Alaina at The 54th Annual CMA Awards" on Nov. 11, 2020 at Music City Center in Downtown Nashville.

Lauren Alaina has canceled her scheduled appearance at a concert Saturday night (March 20) after testing positive for COVID-19.

Alaina had been on the bill for an acoustic show at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The event, with tickets offered for a max of 15 percent of the venue's capacity, requires attendees to wear a face mask at all times, undergo temperature checks and adhere to social distancing throughout the venue, according to Rupp Arena's website.

"I am so sad to say I will not be at the acoustic show in Lexington, Kentucky tonight. I tested positive for COVID yesterday. I am quarantining and trying to get better! Please know I can't wait to be back - when it is safe for all of us," the country singer posted on social media.

"I'm so disappointed I won't be at the show, but it may help cheer me up a bit if you go and send me videos and pictures," she wrote. "Please go to the show tonight and celebrate my friends Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Travis Denning, and Priscilla Block. Thanks to WAMZ and WBUL for being so understanding."

On her Instagram Stories on Saturday, Alaina checked in with fans to give an update about her symptoms.

"I am resting up and trying to feel a bit better," said Alaina. "Some people have it way worse than me, so I just have a little bit of shortness of breath, a really bad headache, no taste or smell, pretty bad congestion and I feel pretty tired. But I overall feel like it's going to be OK."