John Mayer Tests Positive for COVID, Drops Out of Mexico Performances with Dead & Company

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The statement added: "In these unprecedented times fans should expect many rare and different tunes."

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Earlier in the week, Grateful Dead founding memberBill Kreutzmann removed himself from the music event, citing health concerns, Rolling Stone reported.

Lane, 57 a founding member of Weir's RatDog is set to fill in for him.

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In the Instagram post, a statement from Grateful Dead's Weir, 74, was also included.

"We came down here to have fun. Unfortunately some of our brothers cannot make it but fun is what we're going to have," he said.

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As thehighly-contagious omicron variant rockets through the U.S.,more stars are sharing their experiences with breakthrough cases.

Elsewhere this week, Seth Meyersshared that he had tested positive forCOVID-19, which put his late-night show on hiatus.The Viewis missing bothSara HainesandWhoopi Goldbergdue to the virus as well.

Other stars who have recently tested positive during the current COVID wave includeHugh Jackman,Debra Messing,LL Cool JandJessie J.

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Despite the surge in cases, healthy individuals who have received a booster shot are less likely to suffer severe infection from the omicron coronavirus variant,new studies suggest.

While boosted individuals appear less likely to contract serious infections from the omicron variant, medical experts still cautioned toThe Washington Postthat those who remain unvaccinated are at risk of severe illness.Older populations and those with underlying conditions could be at higher risk for severe illness.

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