Laine Hardy has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The winner of ABC’s second season of American Idol, 19, shared his diagnosis on his Facebook page and Instagram Story Sunday, writing, "This wasn't what I expected on the first day of summer.

My doctor confirmed I have Coronavirus, but my symptoms are mild and I'm home recovering in quarantine. Y'all stay safe & healthy!"
Since Hardy wasn't able to go out on tour due to the pandemic, he took his shows virtual. Between April and May, he hit more than 15 online stops on his "Ground I Grew Up On" virtual tour, named after his recent single of the same name.

"It's been a lot of fun playing my new music, plus some of my favorite covers like Bill Withers and The Weight and Elvis," Hardy told PEOPLE in April.

 "We've had tons of people watching the virtual shows and get to answer questions from everyone tuning in from all over the world."

"It's definitely different than being on the road," he added. "It's a great way to connect with my fans. I'm really happy to be able to connect with them in that way. 
It's really different. I've never done it before. Right when I first started, it was weird. It's getting better and better."

After winning Idol in 2019, Hardy focused on his songwriting while headlining shows in Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and more. 

And while Louisiana will always be home for the country singer, Hardy said he’s looking forward to kickstarting his career in Nashville.

"I love coming to Nashville, writing songs and recording with [music producer] Michael Knox," he said. 

"There's even more new music coming but you're going to have to wait a little while until they're ready. But what I'm most excited about is being able to tour – I got to go out on the road last year and it was great, and I'm just ready to get back out there and play live shows all across the US."

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