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Madonna Says She Tested Positive for Coronavirus Antibodies So 'COVID-19 Air' Plans to Breathe


The 61-year-old singer shared the news on Instagram Thursday with a video she dubbed "Quarantine Diaries No. 14." "I took a test the other day, and I found out that I have the antibodies," Madonna said in the noir-themed clip, in which she writes some thoughts about a typewriter. She added that, in light of the test results, she plans to spend some time out of her house.

"So tomorrow I'm just going to go for a long drive in the car, I'm going to roll down the window and I'm going to breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining," she said in the video.

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While Madonna may be confident in her ability to go out and about now that she's tested positive for antibodies, which indicates she's been exposed to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control says it doesn't necessarily make them immune to the virus just because a person tests positive for COVID-19 anticorps.

"A positive test result shows you have antibodies that likely resulted from an infection with SARS-CoV-2, or possibly a related coronavirus," says the CDC.

"It's unclear if those antibodies can provide protection (immunity) against getting infected again," says the CDC. "This means that we do not know at this time if antibodies make you immune to the virus."