The former motocross star recounted the recent ordeal during an interview with SiriusXM’s The Jason Ellis Show on Monday, saying that while he and their eight-year-old daughter Willow remained healthy, both his 40-year-old wife and young son took ill.
“It was intense. They both got extremely sick. My son probably got the worst of the two of them, which debunked the whole theory that this only hit old people,” he said.
Carey had been in Daytona Beach, Florida, for a motorcycle rally and returned home on 11 March, several days before his family members became sick. Since that time, the family had remained quarantined.
“The symptoms started to kick up, we probably stayed home for another 10 days and then my son took a turn for the worse,” Carey said.
“He’d have extremely high body temperature, I mean he was up around 102, 103, for a solid two, going on three weeks straight.”
Carey said Jameson took baths four or five times a day in an attempt to break his temperature, while the singer struggled to breathe, in part due to her pre-existing asthma.
Pink – whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore – recently shared personal details of her “rollercoaster” battle with the disease, highlighting how both she and her son struggled to recover.
She said she tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and that her son was also displaying symptoms. Carey clarified that they were only able to access testing for his wife, not Jameson.
“It’s funny, at one point, I heard myself saying ‘I thought they promised us our kids would be okay.’ It’s not guaranteed,” Pink said shortly after her diagnosis.
“There is no one that is safe from this.” She also heavily criticised the lack of testing.
Half will go to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia, where her mother, Judy Moore, worked for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center, and another $500,000 will go to the Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.