Kelly Price has revealed she died at one point during her COVID-19 battle, as she
spoke out amidst reports she was missing.
Last week, fans shared their concern after it emerged that gospel legend Price had
been reported as a missing person in Cobb County, Georgia.
However, her attorney dismissed the reports, saying she was safe and receiving
treatment following a battle with Covid.
Now, Price has spoken out herself, and said she was ‘never missing’
Price has hinted at a rift with her sister, saying that she hasn’t seen her in a year, and
said that she and her partner – who she referred to as her husband – both had Covid
so were not permitting visitors at their home.
The star was admitted to hospital in August for Covid, and shared how serious her
case was, revealing that at one point, she flatlined in the ICU.
Price said: ‘At some point, they lost me. I woke up some days later and the first thing
I remember was the team of doctors standing around me and asking if I knew what year it was. I died. I remember waking up in ICU.’
The singer is now being visited several times a week by home help aids as she deals
with the effects of long Covid.
She said: ‘I am facing a very uphill battle right now. I have a lot of rehabbing to do
before I am able to be what I like to call concert ready again. I suffered a lot of
Price thanked fans for their concern on Instagram, writing: ‘Thank you for your love,
concern, and prayers. I truly appreciate them and all of you who sincerely did them.
They are not lost on me. I promise.
I’m going back into solace and silence where I can put first things first and that is to
be restored to be healthy and to be whole.’
Price is one of America’s most popular gospel and R&B stars, and first made her
name as a backing singer and guest vocalist for Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and
Eight solo albums have followed, most recently 2021’s Grace, and Price has been
nominated for nine Grammys in her career.