Diplo, like many other musicians, has been impacted by the novel Corona Virus, and he’s taking measures to make sure that his family doesn’t catch it.

The Mississippi native recently made the decision to distance himself from everyone, including his own kids after coming in contact with hundreds (if not thousands) of people via touring over the last few months. His schedule has put him at a high risk of contracting the sickness, and due to his age, he is likely to be a carrier with no symptoms. Therefore, he may spread COVID-19 unknowingly.

Diplo took to social media to break the news: “My sons are too young to understand the complexities of what’s happening. But they aren’t anxious and nervous like the rest of us. They live in a house with their grandmother who is the most vulnerable. I have been in contact with hundreds of people in the past four weeks… And I’m staying away from the house until I am cleared of the virus. This hurts because I miss them so much they are what makes me wake up every day and live and breath, they are my ultimate joy, but this is my sacrifice to make sure everyone around me is safe.. “

The “Express Yourself” creator also made it clear that he wants others to take the right precautions in the post that can be seen below.

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