By Ann Brown
Hip-hop icon DJ Jazzy Jeff — real name, Jeffrey Allen Townes — has been diagnosed with pneumonia and announced that he believes he was infected with COVID-19.
Jazzy Jeff, 55, made the announcement on Instagram in a series of posts. He said he has been experiencing many of the symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, including a loss of smell and taste. He did not say if he has been tested for COVID-19.
The Philly native and Grammy-winning artist is famous for his ’80s hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince that included Will Smith. He said he was ill for most of March and has been recovering from pneumonia in both of his lungs.
“I’m recovering from pneumonia in both my lungs…I lost my sense of smell and taste which is a main sign of the virus,” he wrote via Instagram stories. “I would NOT be here Click here to read entire article