Rihanna’s Father Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Details Experience

Ronald Fenty, the 66-year old father of pop star, Rihanna, thought he was going to die after coming down with the coronavirus.

“I got a fever up inside of my nose. I had a fever across my lips. It was just a lot of fever,” he explained about how the virus affected him, “I feared the worst. I thought I was going to die, honestly.”


“My daughter, Robyn, was checking in on me every day,” he mentioned, referring to the singer by her birth name, and even says the 32-year old star bought a ventilator and sent it to him, though he never ended up needing to use it.

“I have to say, ‘I love you so much, Robyn.'”

Given these efforts, you might not expect the rocky relationship the two have had over the years.

Fenty had battle an addiction to crack cocaine in the past and has struggled with drinking. He divorced Rihanna’s mother, Monica, when the singer was a young teen, and she has even opened up about childhood memories of her father physically abusing her mother.

In 2008, he was sent home from her world tour after drunken behavior on her tour bus, and according to Fenty, it took two years before they would reconcile.

In 2013, Rihanna helped put him through a $58,000 rehab program in Malibu to save him from serving jailtime after an arrest in California. Then in 2014, he thrown our of her Diamon Ball after getting drunk and falling over on the red carpet.

Rihanna even had to sue him over using her name to profit.


But they’ve continued to reconcile and work things out, and Rihanna even purchased the house that Fenty now lives in.

Just last week, the pop star announced that she and Jay-Z’s respective foundation’s were each going to donate $1 million to support undocumented workers, imprisoned, elderly and homeless people, and the children of health workers and First Responders in both Los Angeles and New York City. This came just a few days after she pledged $5 million to various causes through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

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