Written By: @dawnnnyy_
Coronavirus has affected an abundant amount of people across the globe. Within the past week, we have seen some big names in Hollywood, as well as in the sports world, to be transparent about their diagnosis of the growing pandemic. The most recent being Universal Music Chairman and CEO, Lucian Grainge. Reports have confirmed that he has been hospitalized at Los Angeles’ UCLA Medical Center after testing positive for coronavirus.
It is unknown how Grainge contracted the virus, but his diagnosis has shaken some big players on the west coast. On Feb. 29, Grainge celebrated his 60th birthday at the Madison Club in La Quinta and high profile individuals such as Apple CEO Tim Cook, veteran music manager Irving Azoff, and Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue were all in attendance.
According to Variety, communal facilities at the Madison Club were closed immediately as a response to Grainge’s illness. UMG’s headquarters, located in Santa Monica, Calif. was closed late Friday “after an unidentified employee — who apparently was Grainge — tested positive for the disease.”
Apple, UMG, the Madison Club, and a representative for Azoff either declined to comment or did not respond immediately.
Every minute there is breaking news about the virus. An hour ago, The Hill reported that Illinois and Ohio would be closing all restaurants and bars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayors of both Nashville and DC are attempting to follow similar protocols. Other major cities are bound to follow.
As of this afternoon, there are more than 3,000 cases in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.