COVID Survivor Kanika Kapoor Does Live Concert After More Than A Year
A year and half after being hospitalized and testing COVID positive four times, Kanika Kapoor returned to live concerts recently.
The singer, who contracted coronavirus after flying back from London and attending a high-profile party in March 2020 where several senior politicians were present, was treated at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences. She was not responding to treatment, according to a family member, but ultimately recovered.
After months of avoiding in-studio recordings and live concerts, Kanika took part at the Godiva Music Festival in London before 60,000 music lovers.
“I hadn’t performed for over a year. To go back to the stage made me feel nervous, as if I was performing for the first time. The audience was really excited, because they came to a concert after a long time.”
Kanika hopes that live concerts will resume in India.
“We’ve started private shows like weddings and parties in India, but I don’t know when live concerts will start. I’m doing a US and Canada tour with Guru Randhawa in a few months. It is going to be the first tour with Indian artistes in the West,” she said, who delivered hits like Baby Doll (Ragini MMS 2; 2014), Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan (Roy; 2015) and Desi Look (Ek Paheli Leela; 2015).