Singer Kelly Price says she was never missing and that she was recovering from COVID-19

Singer Kelly Price performs onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Singer Kelly Price performs onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images
  • Singer Kelly Price says she was never missing despite being reported so last week.
  • Price was instead, recovering from COVID-19 at an undisclosed location after being hospitalized.
  • She said she “turned off” her social media after fans started ringing her doorbell.
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Singer Kelly Price says she was not missing as was reported last week, but instead was recovering from COVID-19.

Price, who announced she had COVID-19 at the end of July, said in a video interview with TMZ that she was receiving care at an undisclosed location after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

At some point while she was recovering, someone reported Price missing, telling authorities in Cobb County, Georgia, that they were unable to contact her, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Who reported Price missing has not been made public.

A Twitter user, @callmedollar, intitially showed concern in August after Price stopped posting on Instagram. “Has anyone checked on Kelly Price?” Dollar said on Twitter. “Last IGTV update we got was two weeks ago with her saying she had COVID-19. Someone text or call our sis. She may need some Gatorade’s and graham crackers.”

When TMZ broke the news that Price was missing, many Twitter users mentioned Dollar, referencing the original tweet about Price missing.

“~[Dollar] has BEEN on this,” Praying that Kelly Price is found safe,” April Reign wrote on Twitter.

But Price said she was not missing, and instead “turned off” social and had to relocate because fans kept ringing her doorbell.

“I was never missing,” she said. “It’s really disappointing that things came to this.”

She also told TMZ that her time in the hospital had been harrowing.

“At some point they lost me,” she said. “I woke up some days later… and the first thing I remember is the team of doctors standing around me and asking me if I knew what year it was.”

When TMZ asked her to clarify what she meant by “they lost me,” Price said, “I died.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.