I keep seeing coverage of DJ Khaled’s announcement that he and his family have recovered from coronavirus. Khaled and his wife, Nicole Tuck, have two sons: Asahd, who turns five in October and Aalam, one and a half. Their children are of course too young to be vaccinated yet, but Khaled and Nicole should have been vaccinated by now. Absolutely none of the coverage I read specified whether Khaled and Nicole were vaccinated nor did it even question whether they were. Khaled Instagrams so much of his life, including his family vacations, birthday parties, dinners etc. As far as I can find, neither he nor Nicole have posted about getting vaccinated prior to this. They haven’t said much about the pandemic, although they wear masks in some photos. Here’s what he wrote, via People, and that post is below.
“My family and I have recovered from COVID and we’re all good now,” a message shared on his account read. “God is the greatest! God love us and we love God!”
In the caption of his post, Khaled — who shares sons Asahd, 4, and Aalam, 18 months, with wife Nicole Tuck — also urged fan to stay healthy amid the ongoing pandemic.
“Please be safe out there! Please take care of yourself,” the music producer wrote, before thanking his doctors and team for “holding me up while Me and my family focused on recovery.”
“THANK YOU GOD ! 🤲🏽GOD LOVE US ! WE LOVE GOD ! 🤲🏽GOD IS THE GREATEST! 🤲🏽WE THE BEST ! LOVE AND BLESSINGS!” he added.
As People notes, Khaled hadn’t posted for two weeks prior to this. God is great and so are the doctors and scientists who have spent lifetimes working to treat people and create vaccines. If Khaled was vaccinated and this was a breakthrough case for him or his wife (it’s unclear whether she was also sick), he probably would have mentioned it. It’s also possible that his wife was vaccinated and he wasn’t or vice versa. Posts like this give the impression that coronavirus is no big deal, when in fact Khaled probably had concierge doctors come to his house with the latest treatments and state of the art equipment. ICUs are full around the US and these treatments are not used on most people until they’re very sick. Again, I’m making assumptions based on what he didn’t say. I’m glad he and his family are ok, but I wish more outlets were calling him out for being so cagey with the details.