Is Kelly Price Safe?
Representatives for well-known gospel and R&B singer Kelly Price say that she is safe despite a missing person report filed in Cobb County. Price was reported missing after she was discharged from the hospital where she was being treated for COVID-19, officials confirmed Friday. Atlanta Journal ConstitutionUPDATE: Reps say singer Kelly Price is safe despite missing person report
Monica Ewing said she doesn't believe Price was ever actually missing, but that she did go to "a quiet place" to recover after recently being discharged from a hospital where she was treated for Covid-19.
"She’s safe," Ewing said. "She was released from the hospital with Covid and she went to a quiet place and she’s trying to recover."
The lawyer said Price was over Covid-19 but still needed to get up to full strength in order to perform.
"She's got to rest and start the journey back to health," she said.
Sgt. Wayne Delk of Cobb County Police in Georgia confirmed that Price was the subject of a missing person's report but said no details would be released, including who reported her missing.
The 48-year-old singer spoke about contracting Covid-19 on an Instagram video July 29: "I wasn't feeling so well last night. ... It has come back that I have Covid. ... I am very achy. I have no appetite. I am very weak. I can barely stay awake."
She said she was "praying that this passes quickly."
TMZ first reported the singer was missing.
Price has had multiple gospel hits. In 1998, her song "Friend of Mine" reached No. 1 on Billboard's adult R&B airplay chart.
Earlier this year the record label Motown Gospel announced it signed Price to a deal that included the spring release of her extended-play record "Grace."
The label did not respond to a request for comment.
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25 September, 2021 - 04:00am
Kelly Price Safe After Being Reported Missing Following Release from Hospital Where She Was Battling COVID
24 September, 2021 - 08:18pm
The legendary singer, 48, was reported missing in Cobb County, Georgia, Cobb County police confirmed to PEOPLE.
Price was reported missing after she was released from the hospital where she was being treated for COVID-19, which she tested positive for nearly two months prior.
Hours after news broke about the star being missing Friday, her attorney said she was safe and not missing.
Monica Ewing told TMZ that the singer was continuing her treatment for the virus at an undisclosed location and authorities have been informed that she has been accounted for.
On July 29, she posted an Instagram video explaining her symptoms.
"I wasn't feeling so well last night, so I got up this morning and went to the doctor and got checked out. It had come back that I have COVID," she said, adding that she was quarantined by not hospitalized.
"I am very achy. I am very weak. I can barely stay awake," she said. "I am following doctor's orders and praying that this thing passes quickly so that I can get back to normal, whatever normal is now."
Because of her diagnosis, Price had to cancel a performance in New Orleans, but she said she remained hopeful that she wouldn't have to cancel any other tour dates.
"If you could bombard Heaven on my behalf, I would appreciate it," she told her followers.
Price was hospitalized for the virus in August. She was released shortly before her disappearance, Fox 5 Atlanta reports.
According to the news station, Cobb County police officers performed a welfare check over the weekend, but could not make contact with Price. The missing persons report was filed a short time later.
A spokesperson for Price did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.