Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson has tested positive for the coronavirus

Ray Benson performs at his Birthday Party at GSD&M on March 12, 2019 in Austin, Texas. ( Per Ole Hagen/Redferns )

Country music icon Ray Benson has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The frontman for Asleep at the Wheel revealed the news in a Facebook post which FOX 7 Austin confirmed through an email from a publicist with the band.

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In the Facebook post, Benson says that he's been feeling tired for about 10 days and that he went to get tested on the 21st but there weren't any tests so he went home.

Benson says he got finally tested yesterday and that a lab then confirmed this morning that he had contracted COVID-19.

The musician says he isn't experiencing the usual symptoms and doesn't have a fever or cough but is feeling tired and has a headache.

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Benson went on to say that he washed his hands and used hand sanitizer and reminds people that COVID-19 is serious.

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