COBB COUNTY, Georgia. – R&B and gospel singer Kelly Price is not absent, her lawyer said Friday night.
The Cobb County Police Department and a spokesperson for Price confirmed earlier today that a missing person file was opened for the 48-year-old artist after officers failed to contact at his Cobb County home last Saturday.
Price’s lawyer said hours after the first reports of her disappearance, the singer was in fact safe and recovering from COVID-19 at an undisclosed location. The lawyer gave no further information on how the singer was reported missing.
The singer has gone public with her fight against COVID-19. She was admitted to a Georgia hospital over the summer and her family members report she was in intensive care.
“I found out today that I have COVID,” Price wrote on his Instagram account on July 29. “I am COVID positive. I’m following Dr.’s orders. I’m in quarantine. I really feel exhausted. Shared headache but I’m not in the hospital. I am grateful and expect a quick recovery. #GodIsAHealer »
According to reports, the singer left the hospital and that was when family members originally reported that something was wrong. A welfare check was carried out at the request of a family member, TMZ reported.
This story quickly spread across the country. Price’s attorney said she had been ill for a very long time and hadn’t been out of the hospital for too long. They are just confused by the story of his disappearance.
The Cobb County Police Department were unable to confirm that Price’s missing person case is officially closed, but Price’s attorney said they would be in contact with detectives.
Price spoke with Sharon Lawson of Good Day Atlanta in April about her new EP which came out 15 years after her first gospel album.
Price, who lives in the Atlanta metro area, is also known to frequently visit Queens and Los Angeles.
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This story has been updated with information provided by the Cobb County Police Department, a spokesperson for the singer and an attorney for Price.