Till Lindemann, frontman of the German rock band Rammstein, is recovering in the hospital after testing negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Yesterday evening Till Lindemann was admitted to a hospital on the band’s doctor’s advice,” a statement posted to the band’s Facebook page read. “He spent the night in intensive care but has been moved as he is feeling better. Till has tested negative for the coronavirus.”
According to German news outlet Bild, the 57-year-old singer returned from a March 15 performance in Moscow and was admitted to a Berlin hospital after experiencing a high fever. The outlet had previously reported that the rocker had tested positive, though that proved to be untrue.
PEOPLE was unable to reach a rep for Lindemann for comment.
Founded in 1994, the metal rock group consists of five other members: Richard Z. Kruspe, Christian Lorenz, Christoph Schneider, Oliver Riedel and Paul Landers.
Rammstein made headlines in July when guitarists Landers and Kruspe kissed onstage during a show in Moscow, protesting Russia’s anti-LGBTQ stance. The bandmates locked lips during a performance of their song “Ausländer,” according to the Washington Post, which is the German word for “foreigner.”
Tristar Media/WireImage Till Lindemann, 2017
Rammstein has received two Grammy nominations over the course of the band’s career, one in 1998 and another in 2005.
According to data from The New York Times, Germany has reported a total of 42,288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections and 253 deaths, as of March 27.
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