Reba McEntire Reveals She and Boyfriend Rex Linn Had COVID: ‘It’s Not Fun’

Reba McEntire is opening up about her battle with COVID-19. The singer reveals she and her boyfriend, CSI: Miami actor Rex Linn, were both diagnosed with the virus, in spite of being vaccinated.

“I just want to say one thing: this has been a hard year and it’s getting rougher again,” McEntire revealed in a livestream on TikTok. “You guys, please stay safe. Wear your mask. Do what you have to do. Stay home. Just stay safe. Stay healthy. It’s not fun to get this. I did get it. Rex and I got it and it’s not fun. You don’t feel good. We were both vaccinated and we still got it, so stay safe, stay home, and be protected the best you can.”

McEntire postponed her Reba: Live in Concert Tour, first from 2020 to 2021, and hints there is a chance she will postpone the tour again.

“I have no idea what plans for next year are,” McEntire admits. “The COVID thing has really hit hard and spikes are going everywhere right now … and it’s all over the country — this new variant. We have plans right now to go back on tour in January, February and March. We have plans with being with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars in December — the first two weeks, almost three weeks of December — but we don’t know if that’s going to go.”

“We’re just gonna move forward, keep praying that everybody stays safe and healthy, and wear your mask and just be safe,” she added.

The Oklahoma native previously announced that her mother’s memorial service was also being postponed again, in light of the increasing COVID-19 numbers. Jacqueline McEntire passed away in March of 2020, at the start of the pandemic.

“With heavy hearts, we are postponing Mama’s memorial that was scheduled for August 8, 2021,” McEntire shared on Instagram. “We feel that it’s not a good idea to continue with the plans due to the increase of Covid cases in Atoka County. Because of such short notice, please help spread the word for us if you know anyone who was planning on attending.

“If you knew mama, you know she would scold us to pieces for putting on a memorial on her behalf with so many lives in danger of Covid exposure,” she added. “If and when we are able to honor our Mama, we will let you know.”

Keep track of updates to McEntire’s tour schedule by visiting her website.