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Little Joe ‘continues to get better’ during COVID-19 recovery

The 79-year-old music legend is recovering after testing positive for COVID-19 in early July.

Little Joe “continues to get better” during recovery after the music legend tested positive for COVID-19 in early July.


Little Joe Y La Familia bandleader and spokesperson Thomas Cruz shared details on Little Joe’s recovery in a statement released via the band’s official Facebook page on Wednesday. “He continues to get better and for the first time came by the office for a brief moment yesterday to sign some books,” read the statement. “While he is feeling a lot better he still has some lingering lung discomfort caused by the virus. Time to heal is definitely still needed.”

The 79-year-old singer said he tested positive for coronavirus on July 5, even after following COVID-19 guidelines, and was recovering at home in self-quarantine. Little Joe Y La Familia rescheduled their upcoming August tour dates at Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, to May 2021.

“We are so grateful for the prayers and well wishes,” said Cruz in the statement. “We thank you for your continued support and we hope to one day soon get back to entertaining you all!”

Little Joe, known as the “King of The Brown Sound,” released his eighth live concert album Better Than Ever on May 29 and a book about his life and over 50-year legendary music career titled No Llore Chingon! An American Story: The life of Little Joe on May 13.

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