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Guitarist Dave Navarro shares details on his battle with long-haul COVID since December

Jane’s Addiction recently announced they would be pulling out of their appearance at Welcome to Rockville, with Perry Farrell citing guitarist Dave Navarro’s “long bout with COVID” as the reason. In a new Instagram post, Navarro is detailing his bout with COVID, revealing that he’s been dealing with long-haul COVID since December and that it’s been “pretty awful.”

On Instagram, Navarro wrote, “So yeah, I’m one of the ones who came down with the ‘long haul covid.’ Been sick since December and supposedly will be back to my old self in… nobody knows how long. If there are any of you who are still suffering long after your negative results, I’m just saying you aren’t alone. The fatigue and isolation is pretty awful but try to spend your time with the ones you love and stay creative. That’s how I’m trying to get through this thing. Also lots of spiritual practices, meditation and yoga have been very helpful. I’ll be ok, just don’t know when.”  Navarro went on to add that “all indicators are pointing to a full recovery at some point!  Sending you all love and light. Even to those of you who are stoked I’m sick!”

Many cases of what’s deemed “long haul COVID” have been identified, where lingering effects have continued well beyond the initial infection. According to the CDC, some of these conditions can last weeks, months or even years. Post-COVID conditions are found more often in people who had severe COVID-19 illness, but anyone who has been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience post-COVID conditions, even people who had mild illness or no symptoms from COVID-19.

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