UPDATE: Countering reports in the German newspaper Bild that Till Lindemann, lead singer for the industrial-metal band Rammstein, has been diagnosed with coronavirus, the band posted on Facebook Friday that he actually tested negative for the disease.
“Yesterday evening Till Lindemann was admitted to a hospital on the band’s doctor’s advice,” says the statement on the group’s page. “He spent the night in intensive care but has been moved as he is feeling better. Till has tested negative for the coronavirus.”
The German publication reported that he had been in critical condition with pneumonia in the intensive care unit of a Berlin hospital, but updated its story to say that Lindemann “is currently feeling better and his life is no longer in danger.”
The newspaper has not updated its story since the band took to social media to deny the coronavirus diagnosis, which was widely picked up by media around the world.
Rammstein formed in 1994 in Berlin and released its debut album the following year, with a lineup that has remained intact since then. The group’s most recent album for Universal Music, and first in a decade, titled simply “Rammstein,” came out in 2019 and was the bestselling album of the year in the band’s home country. The album peaked at No. 9 in the United States.