Rihanna’s 66-Year-Old Father Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis

Ronald Fenty, who contracted and then recovered from the coronavirus, is detailing the touching ways in which his daughter Rihanna cared for him while he was ill.

In a candid interview with The Sun published Thursday, Ronald reveals he spent 14 days in the Paragon Isolation Center in Barbados after testing positive for COVID-19.

"I got a fever up inside of my nose. I had a fever across my lips. It was just a lot of fever,” he told the outlet. "I feared the worst. I thought I was going to die, honestly."

During his health battle, Ronald said Rihanna, born Robyn Fenty, checked on him every day, and even sent a ventilator to his Caribbean house.

"My daughter Robyn was checking in on me every day. I thought I was going to die, to be honest. I have to say, 'I love you so much, Robyn,'” he said about his devoted daughter. “She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done."

After a two-week quarantine, Ronald says he is now virus-free and is resting at home, alongside his dogs Xena and Ebony.

"I want everybody to stay home. This is a serious situation,” he urged the public. "More serious than people realize. Please stay home."

On Thursday, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation teamed up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate a combined $4.2 million to help domestic abuse victims amid the pandemic.

Previously, the “Work” singer’s charity and JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation gave a total of $2 million to provide relief to vulnerable communities in Los Angeles and New York.

Per Barbados Today on Friday morning, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reports there are 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the island country, with three reported deaths.


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