March 15, 2021

Larry Gatlin Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Country music legend Larry Gatlin has tested positive for coronavirus. The diagnosis came days after getting his second dose of the Moderna vaccination. Gatlin received his vaccine on March 4, four days later on March 8, he tested positive for Covid-19.

"I made it 361 days without getting Covid-19," explains Gatlin. "Then, I finally get it four days after getting my second dose of Moderna. What are the odds?"

Gatlin's symptoms are minor - cough, drainage, fatigue -  and he says he's faring well.

"At this moment I feel like Lou Gehrig when he said, 'Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," Gatlin tells "Folks, I feel like I have a cold, and not even a bad cold at that. I even hit a few golf balls before dinner."

"To you who have been terribly sick or have lost friends or loved ones, my heartfelt prayers go out to you," he continues. "I have a lot of character flaws and defects you can pray about if you want to. Instead, please join me in praying for our friends and neighbors who have suffered and are still suffering, and for our country."

Gatlin will appear live on tomorrow morning's edition (March 13) of Fox & Friends to talk about his experience with the virus. Tune-in at 8:20 a.m. / ET on the Fox News Channel. Additionally, he'll appear on the Fox News Channel's Fox Report on Sunday, March 14 during the 5:00 p.m. / ET hour.