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Gospel music has many famous legends and one musical genius and legend from the group Commissioned, Fred Hammond is in a class of his own. However, Fred Hammond is the latest gospel celebrity to contract COVID-19.

Gospel recording artist Fred Hammond announced via Instagram in a video that he and members of his family have become the latest victims of the COVID-19 virus.

Hammond confirmed that he is on day five of the virus after a hard battle last weekend and is unsure if the worst is over yet. In the United States, the recent numbers of COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed to over 11 million cases with a upsurge in recent weeks as winter approaches.

Fred Hammond admitted that he became to relaxed and did not wear his mask a couple of times. He urged people to wear masks at all times. The CDC encourages everyone to wear masks, wash hands, use hand sanitizer, and stay 6 feet apart while obeying your local social distancing ordinances.

In other related news, Fred Hammond is set to be recognized by the industry. Multiple Stellar Awards and Grammy® Award-winner and producer Fred Hammond will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with the Legacy Award.  You are invited to watch on November 21st on Bounce TV at 12pm EST on national television.

Fred Hammond is one of my favorite artists from my childhood until now with a variety of gospel hits under his belt.

Our prayers are with Fred Hammond and his family and we pray for a speedy recovery.