Above & Beyond’s Paavo Siljamäki has revealed today on Instagram Live that he’s been diagnosed with COVID-19.
“I was actually in Bali about two weeks ago, had an incredible hour and a half massage from this very talented massage therapist who unfortunately had a very persistent cough. Well, end result, i’m on day 11 fighting coronavirus here,” Paavo Siljamäki unveiled on Instagram Live.
Paavo hasn’t actually been tested positive yet. Due to the shortage of tests available in the UK, the tests are reserved for people who end up being hospitalised.
“Rightfully so, they’re only doing it when you go to the hospital. Luckily i haven’t had to go to the hospital yet. I’ve been diagnosed by two different doctors and a couple of nurses, everybody is saying my symptoms are a very typical case of mild to medium coronavirus,” he said.
“I thought i’d also like to tell everybody what it’s been like. Everybody, from the doctors and nurses that I’ve spoken to, people get different reactions to coronavirus. In my case, I’ve been having this yo-yo kind of fever, so i get a fever for two hours, then feel fine for a couple of hours, then get fever again, then it goes away. I’ve had severe chest pains. Like this morning. i woke up in pain 5am thinking i’m getting a heart attack, cause i had such intense chest pains,” he continued.
“I’ve also been meditating a lot and trying to realise that being part of ill is also being afraid and dealing with the fear that comes along with it, especially for a lot of corona patients like me, you have to do it in isolation, so you’re literally on your own in a hospital and getting potentially progressively worse and you’re just like going to bed every night a little bit afraid of how’s the night going to go and how’re going to feel tomorrow and i think that fear also makes the symptoms worse.”
It was announced last week that Above & Beyond were postponing their first three ‘Acoustic III’ shows in London due to fears over the spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
Above & Beyond’s much-anticipated ‘Acoustic III’ concert was slated to kick off on April 24 & 25 at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre, followed by a show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on April 27.
“I just got such incredible gratitude for people who literally risk their lives to help all of us, when we’re in difficult spots. Here in the UK, i’m really happy we’ve got NHS, the National Health Service, full of really hard working people.”
“I just heard there’s like close to half a million volunteering to help NHS, which is fantastic and i think that’s one of the cool things to see with this corona thing, how like people are actually coming to help each other out.”
Trance Project wishes Paavo a fast recovery.