Kelly Price, 48, was listed as a missing person with the National Crime Information Center following a welfare check at her home last Saturday
Family members told TMZ that they had not heard from the six-time Grammy nominee since she was discharged from the hospital last month after battling the virus. Relatives claimed Price’s boyfriend was keeping family and friends away from the couple’s suburban Atlanta dwelling.
The Far Rockaway native revealed she had COVID-19 in late July and later was treated in an ICU as symptoms worsened, according to the article.
R&B and Gospel singer Kelly Price is not missing, her attorney said late Friday evening.
The Cobb County Police Department and a spokesperson for Price confirmed earlier in the day that a missing person’s case had been opened for the 48-year-old performer after officers failed to get in touch with her at her Cobb County home last Saturday.
Price’s lawyer said a few hours after the first reports she was missing, that the singer was in fact safe and was recovering from COVID-19 at an undisclosed location. The attorney did not give any additional information about how the singer was reported missing.
“I found out today I have COVID,” Price wrote on her Instagram account on July 29. “I Am COVID Positive. I’m following Dr’s orders. I’m quarantined. Feeling really drained. Splitting headache but I’m not in the hospital. I’m grateful and expecting to have a quick recovery. #GodIsAHealer”
According to reports, the singer left the hospital and that’s when family members originally reported something wasn’t right. A welfare check was done at a request of a member of her family, TMZ reported.
This story quickly spread across the country. Price’s attorney said she has been sick for a very long time and had not been out of the hospital for too long. They are just confused by the story of her being missing.
The Cobb County Police Department has not been able to confirm Price’s missing person’s case is officially closed but Price’s attorney said they would be in contact with detectives.
Police reportedly spoke with Price’s boyfriend and found no signs of foul play at the couple’s home.
Price has released eight studio albums since 1998 and recorded with the likes of Whitney Houston, Ronald Isley and Kanye West.