Carl Lentz, the 41-year-old pastor of megachurch Hillsong Church NYC, revealed Monday that he recently tested positive for coronavirus.
Lentz says he is "good" now, but remains short of breath and more easily fatigued.
"I'm good," Lentz said Monday night via Instagram Live. " ... Let me tell you something. It is definitely real ... the symptoms are so real. It's kind of like a flu times 50 ... still don't feel like myself ... I look forward to getting my energy back."
He encouraged people to "try to take this as seriously as you can." New York has been especially hard hit, with more than 25,000 people diagnosed with the illness statewide.
🔦 Another well known Christian, 63-year-old singer Sandi Patty, also has been diagnosed with coronavirus.