Last month, country music star Garth Brooks revealed to the world that his beloved wife and fellow country music singer Trisha Yearwood had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Now, friends of the couple are coming forward to talk about how Brooks “stepped up” in the wake of her diagnosis.
Unlike their daughter, who had a mild case of coronavirus in July of last year, Trisha struggled after testing positive.
“Trisha was having chills, high fever, low energy and muscle aches,” a friend of the country music superstars told Closer Weekly. The friend added that Garth, who tested negative, immediately stepped up to help his wife in her time off need.
“Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood,” he said when he revealed her diagnosis to the world. “So she and I will ride through this together.”
Fans of the couple won’t be surprised that Garth put his life on hold to help Trisha, as the two have been inseparable ever since they tied the knot back in 2005.
“We’re always choosing each other,” Trisha once said.
After Trisha tested positive, Garth feared how the deadly virus would affect both her and her singing.
“Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, “so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” he admitted.
Though watching Trisha struggle with coronavirus was terrifying, Garth was still able to take control of the situation.
“His nursing duties have kicked in,” the friend said. “He’s stepped up the foot and neck massages. He’s even made her bone-broth soup from scratch!”
Garth can often be heard referring to Trisha as “the Queen,” and the two have collaborated on numerous duets.
“I just want to be wherever she’s at,” he once said. “I love breathing the same air she’s breathing.”
While Garth has confessed that this pandemic has been “the most we’ve gone through as a couple,” it’s also brought them even closer in quarantine. Thankfully, their friend said, “I don’t think Trisha has any major underlying health issues that concern her doctors,” which means she should make a full recovery with no lasting issues.
“Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel,’ which I’m extremely thankful for,” Garth said of his wife.
Despite all that they’ve gone through, Garth and Trisha are still optimistic about the future.
“What’s on the other side is so great, especially when you are with the right one,” Garth said.