During a Wednesday press conference, Garth Brooks revealed his youngest daughter Allie previously tested positive for the coronavirus. This comes after Brooks and wife, Trisha Yearwood, were forced to postpone a live stream concert earlier this month due to a potential exposure to COVID-19.
Garth told reporters Allie showed minor symptoms, including a sore throat, but that she has recently tested negative and is healthy. The experience gave him quite the scare. “Truth is, as a parent, nobody knows what COVID is going to do in the future," he said. "So you just watch over them, you pray a lot and hopefully she’ll come out of this thing with just that. That would be wonderful."
Allie Brooks, who performs under the name Allie Colleen, has been a major advocate for wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The 24-year-old has sported a face cover in a few recent Instagram posts
Her father put the minds of Country music fans at ease, assuring his family and crew have taken every safety precaution moving forward. “So everybody went and got tested, and everybody tested negative, so we were back up and running pretty quick. She quarantined for another 14 days after her time as well, so she’s feeling great.”
Brooks made more headlines during his press conference, removing himself from consideration for this year’s CMA 'Entertainer of the Year.' Garth has been honored seven times and told reporters a simple tweet was the motivation to step away. "I'm going to enjoy it this year more than I ever have."