Chicago residents have fought off mandatory coronavirus isolation by singing along to Bon Jovi's classic 'Livin' on a Prayer' from their windows and porches.
With the state of Illinois under a stay-at-home order, over 8,400 Facebook users pledged to attend the socially distant gathering at 7 PM in the evening, with over 11,000 people listed themselves as "interested" in the event. Earlier that day, frontman Jon Bon Jovi chimed in to support the event via Instagram.
"Hey Chicago, I heard that you guys are about to open up your windows and scream and shout to 'Livin' on a Prayer,'" he said. "I want you to know that I'm just warming up getting ready to sing along with you. In these trying times, I am with you with all of my heart and my soul, sending my love to everybody in Chicago and across America. Sing it out, baby. We're all going to come through this together. Be strong, I love you."
His longtime bandmate, David Bryan also revealed that he was tested positive for the virus, and is in the middle of a two-week quarantine.
"I've been sick for a week and feeling better each day," the keyboardist announced on social media. "Please don't be afraid!!! It's the flu not the plague. I've have been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better I'll get tested again to make sure I'm free of this nasty virus. Please help out each other. This will be over soon... with the help of every American!"