Country music singer Reba McEntire announced in a recent livestream on TikTok that she has been diagnosed with COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated against the virus.

In the video, McEntire detailed that she and her boyfriend Rex Linn both received positive test results.

“It’s not fun to get this. I did get it. Rex and I got it and it’s not fun. You don’t feel good. We were both vaccinated and we still got it, so stay safe, stay home, and be protected the best you can,” McEntire said in the 30-minute video.

The 66-year-old singer also used her story and platform to urge individuals to continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing — a move that was recently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and faced harsh criticism.

“I just want to say one thing: this has been a hard year and it’s getting rougher again. You guys, please stay safe. Wear your mask. Do what you have to do. Stay home,” she continued.

Furthermore, McEntire detailed that the spike in cases across the country, largely due to the “Delta” variant, has led her to reconsider her upcoming tour.

“You know, the COVID thing has really hit hard and spikes are going everywhere right now and it’s all over the country — this new variant. We have plans right now to go back on tour in January, February, and March,” McEntire continued. “We have plans being with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars in December — the first two weeks, almost three weeks of December — but we don’t know if that’s going to go.”

McEntire is one of thousands of “breakthrough” cases of the coronavirus that have hit fully vaccinated individuals.

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