‘I Was Never Missing’: Kelly Price Speaks About COVID-19 Battle

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Singer Kelly Price has spoken out about her near-fatal battle with COVID-19 and said she was never missing, despite what her family said. 

Gospel singer Kelly Price spoke out about her difficult battle with COVID-19 and revealed she was never missing.  

RELATED: Kelly Price Missing Weeks After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Family Says 

Price revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 in July. She posted on Instagram, saying, “I am COVID positive. I’m following Dr’s orders. I’m quarantined. Feeling really drained. Splitting headache but I’m not in the hospital.”   

She was admitted to the hospital in early August to get treatment. Price checked herself out of the hospital and was then listed as a missing person after authorities conducted a welfare check at her home. On Friday, her sister Shanrae Cheree Price spoke to different media outlets, including BNC, about her concern for her sister.  

Shortly after the news of Price being missing gained traction online and on social media, her lawyer Monica Ewing told BNC the singer was in a “quiet place” to focus on her recovery from COVID-19.  

RELATED: Kelly Price’s Lawyer Says Singer Not Missing, Despite Claims From Family  

On Sunday, Price spoke to TMZ, saying she was not missing and instead was avoiding family to focus on her recovery from COVID-19. During the interview, Price revealed how intense her battle with COVID-19 was, saying she flatlined and doctors had to bring her back to life.  

The singer’s battle with the virus is not over. She is still recovering and is on oxygen to help her breathe. “I actually just got my first clean COVID test probably exactly a week ago. So, I have what is called long-COVID,” she said. “I am facing a very uphill battle right now. I have a lot of rehabbing to do. I suffered a lot of internal damage.”  

Price said she felt like the only way she could focus on herself was to step away. She said she couldn’t rest at her home because in the past, fans have shown up to her doorstep ringing the doorbell and disturbing neighbors.   

She also spoke out about her relationship with her sister, saying the two have not seen each other in one year since attending their mother’s funeral. “We’ve been strained for a very long time,” she said. “I was never missing. I was never missing. I was in my home being seen by doctors.”  

Price, who has been taking a break from social media while recovering, posted a brief message on Instagram thanking people for their well wishes and prayers.  

If you or someone you know is struggling from trauma triggered by this story, resources are available here.  

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