BeBe Winans is the latest celebrity to open up about a difficult coronavirus diagnosis, and the R&B/gospel icon stopped by SiriusXMâ€™s The Joe Madison Show to reveal that while he has recovered, it wasnâ€™t an easy process.
â€œSometimes, for some reason, we as a people when we look in and we look at television and various things thatâ€™s going on around us, we somehow say, that canâ€™t happen to me for some reason,â€ he explained.
â€œI donâ€™t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, Iâ€™m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.â€
â€œYou canâ€™t just go to the hospital, and if youâ€™re not in need of a respirator they wonâ€™t even take you,â€ he continued, before noting that both his brother and mother also caught the virus.
â€œIâ€™m a man of faith and just raised in and in my mind, Iâ€™m just concrete in the subject matter that God is greater than everything. Yet, and still, itâ€™s so important for us to use common sense. So, being on the other side of it now, Iâ€™m just grateful that the word, I just finished my run and through the whole run, I was just saying, God, I thank you. I thank you because it could have been a different outcome for me and my family. So, Iâ€™ve learned to be more grateful for life itself. Forget about homes and automobiles and all these things. You canâ€™t take none of that. That means nothing to you when your health is gone.â€
â€œIâ€™m going to do whatâ€™s best for me, and that is keep moving health-wise in my mind and my spirit,â€ he added.
â€œKeep the spirit moving. You can sit still and keep your spirit moving. I read a whole bunch. I didnâ€™t know I could read so well.â€