The 35-year-old rapper revealed he had to cancel his eagerly awaited “Young Money Reunion” performance, which was scheduled for Monday, August 22, at his OVO Fest in Toronto.
Before the concert, he sent a lengthy statement on Instagram in which he expressed his “true devastation” to followers.
“I am utterly devastated to announce that I tested positive for Covid, and the ‘Young Money Reunion’ event set for tonight is being postponed to the SOONEST date possible,” Drake continued. When the new date is set, I will inform the city and let them know.
“Until then I hope everyone everyone stays safe and healthy and I love you all I am so sorry for letting you down on our weekend together and the moment I test negative I will give you everything I got on stage (except the Covid.)”
Drake first contracted Covid in the summer of 2021.
His ‘Young Money Reunion’ show would have marked the first time in seven years Drake would have been joined on stage by Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
Days before his second positive Covid diagnosis announcement, Drake performed with Nelly Furtado at his OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto.
In August 2021 the dad-of-one shared news he had Covid after posting snaps of him with a heart shape shaved into his head, with his hair slowly regrowing to cover up the pattern.
He said: “I had Covid that s*** grew in weird I had to start again. It’s coming back (his hair) don’t diss.”
Drake is dad to son Adonis, four, with 33-year-old former partner and ex-adult film performer Sophie Brussaux.
Sophie gave birth to their son Adonis on 24 October 2017 – also the singer’s birthday.
Drake finally confirmed rumours he had fathered a child with the former porn star in several songs on his 2018 album ‘Scorpion’.