Sonya Bryson-Kirksey currently fights for her life after testing positive for COVID-19.
A new report by WFLA-Channel 8 on Wednesday confirmed that Bryson-Kirksey has been admitted to a hospital after contracting the dreaded virus. According to her husband, Jimmie Kirksey Jr., his wife wanted to tell everyone an important message now that she is experiencing the violence of the disease.
"She wanted the community to know to get vaccinated, so you don't infect anyone else," he said, as quoted by Tampa Bay Times.
Before getting confined at the local hospital, she reportedly appeared during the boat parade at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa last week. The singer has been singing the U.S. national anthem before Lightning games over the eight seasons. The event distinguished the win of Lightning's Stanley Cup against Montreal Canadiens.
As part of the franchise's growing family, she opted to attend the event despite the high number of people in the area.
During that time, she interacted with fans and joined the celebration of the franchise's recent Cup win. However, Bryson-Kirksey highly likely contracted the virus from one of the attendees.
Fans Deliver "Get Well Soon" Messages
After the announcement of the saddening news, her fans tried to held their heads up and hoped for the best for her.
One fan said, "SENDING ALL OF THE POSITIVITY YOU SENT OUT TO THE WORLD RIGHT BACK TO YOU @SonniSings THE #GOBOLTS FAM LOVES THE HELL OUT OF YOU QUEEN SONYA!!! YOU GOT THIS!!!"
"FULL SENDING energy, vibes, healing, good wishes and all positive things to @SonniSings right now!!! One thing is for sure: #BoltsNation WILL rally together to help our family!" another added.
The heartwarming amount of support did not surprise anyone, though, as Bryson-Kirksey established a good relationship with other people.
In May, coach Jon Cooper applauded her for being a ball of life and light (as reported by Yahoo! News). He added that people started loving her not only because of her voice but also because of her personality.
Meanwhile, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos noted how the singer can always see standing ovations whenever she performs. Because of her astounding and remarkable performances, Stamkos believes that she plays a huge role in continuing the cusses in Tampa.
As of the writing, it remains unknown the symptoms she currently suffers from. Her fans also do not have an idea if she is currently receiving intensive care at the aforementioned local hospital.