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Jessica Simpson Reveals She Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Jessica Simpson
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Jessica Simpson appears at Stella 34 Trattoria in Macy's Herald Square on Feb. 5, 2020 to promote her new memoir "Open Book", in New York City.

Jessica Simpson is the latest celebrity to reveal that she previously tested positive for COVID-19.

In an Instagram post on Monday (March 29) promoting her upcoming Amazon Original Stories essay Take the Lead, the star shared that she began writing it "on the same day I received a positive test result for COVID-19."

While she didn't specify when she had coronavirus or the severity of her symptoms, she added, "I decided instead of being driven by fear, I would manifest a hopeful conversation with you. I felt strong, resilient, and God- inspired through my pen teaching me as I was sharing with you ways to get to the other side of fear."

Take the Lead is out April 29 and, in Simpson's words, highlights "self-acceptance, parenthood and overcoming fear." The essay will also include an audio version narrated by the star.

See Simpson's post here, and pre-order Take the Lead for $1.99 here. Her 2020 memoir, Open Book, is also available in hardcover, Kindle and audiobook here.

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