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Kelsea Ballerini has been left disappointed after having to cancel a host of plans she'd made to support the release of her new album due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The country singer is dropping her new album Kelsea on Friday, and had been scheduled to make several pit stops to promote the release.

But as concerns about Covid-19 continue to swirl, and more and more people make the decision to self-isolate or practice social distancing, Kelsea has made the tough decision to axe the plans.

"So friends, my album still comes out Friday, which I am so excited about, more than I can even say," she said in a video message posted on Instagram. "However, this week is going to look a lot different than we had planned for and hoped for and dreamed up. I really wanted there to be so many moments and opportunities for me, face to face, to play these songs for you for the first time, and hug as many of you as possible.

"But, what I care about more than that is everyone staying safe and staying healthy, so a lot of our plans have changed. The silver lining is, I feel and really believe that music can bring a lot of peace when things feel really unsettled, and it can make you feel calm when life feels chaotic."

The Yeah Boy star continued to tell fans she's hoping to "bring all of our plans back to life" at some point in the future.

"It's just not in the timeline that we had pictured," the 26-year-old admitted. "But I love you guys, and I can't wait to hear what you think about this album. Please stay safe, and I'll be around on the social medias, so just holler. You have a friend. Album comes out Friday. Stay safe, guys."

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The ‘9 to 5’ hitmaker has posted a video on Instagram in which she tells her fans to try and not be “too scared” about the ongoing global health crisis, as she used lighthearted comedy to “dissolve the situation”.

At the start of the video, she sings: "Hello it’s Dolly climbing the stairway to heaven because this virus has scared the H-E-double L out of us.”

And she then adds: "I’m not making light of the situation. Well, maybe I am because it’s the light I believe that’s going to dissolve the situation. I think God is in this, I really do. I think he’s holding us to the light so we can see ourselves and see each other through the eyes of love.

"I think when this passes, we’re all going to be better people. Just keep the faith, don’t be too scared, we’re gonna be alright, God is with us.”

Dolly, 74, is just one of the stars spreading cheer during a difficult time, as several musicians including John Legend and Chris Martin have been hosting live-streamed concerts from their homes, where they have been playing songs for fans.

Whilst the likes of Lizzo and Camila Cabello have been encouraging meditation to calm the mind, and Harry Styles has urged his fans to use their time in self-isolation to pick up a new hobby.

The ‘Adore You’ singer - who revealed he has been learning Italian - said: "It's a little difficult but it's all right - I'm lucky I'm with friends in our little safe self-isolation pod. It's a very strange time but we're just being careful, listening to music, playing games, doing some face masks - you know, the classic quarantine stuff!

"Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill and try a new hobby or something, right? We have nothing but time. I was learning Italian and doing some sign language classes."

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

DO :

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • wash your hands as soon as you get back home

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

DON'T :

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

 

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