Madonna claims she has coronavirus antibodies and is going to ‘breathe in the COVID-19 air’

Madonna has said she plans to “breathe in the COVID-19 air” after claiming she has coronavirus antibodies.

The 61-year-old made the statement in a video on her Instagram account on which she has been posting updates called her “Quarantine Diaries”.

“I took a test the other day. I found out I have the antibodies, so tomorrow I’m just going to go for a long drive in the car. I’m going to roll down the window, I’m going to roll down the window and breathe in the COVID-19 air,” she said.

The World Health Organisation has issued warnings about antibody tests, adding there is “no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection”.

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Madonna has been on lockdown at her home in California and has been posting videos of herself and her children on social media.

In this latest video she sits in a candlelit room and uses a typewriter to write the diary entry. She talks philosophically about being unwilling to fight with the people she is in quarantine with and the pointlessness of trying to be right or win people’s favour.

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She then reveals that she believes she has immunity to coronavirus.

It is not known if the Queen of Pop has had any symptoms, but it has not yet been proven if having the antibodies in your bloodstream would give you protection against contracting the disease again.

The “Bedtime Stories” album is currently #1 on iTunes U.S! Thank you to all my fans who got it there!! #stayhome musical companion!

— Madonna (@Madonna) April 30, 2020

It comes as the singer’s 1994 album Bedtime Stories hit number one in the US iTunes chart on Thursday.

Madonna tweeted thanks to her fans who launched a campaign to get it to the top spot after seeing it had been reduced to $4.99.

When it was originally released the album only reached number three in the US Billboard chart.

Madonna caused controversy last month when she posted a video of herself talking about the pandemic being the “great equaliser” while sitting in a bath of rose petals. She later deleted the post after receiving criticism.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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