Entertainment Music Trey Songz Reveals He Tested Positive for COVID-19: 'I Will Be Taking It Seriously' "I will be self-quarantining; I will be in my house until I see a negative sign," the singer said By Benjamin VanHoose Published on October 6, 2020 09:17 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trey Songz. Photo: Getty Trey Songz is promising to take his coronavirus diagnosis "seriously." On Monday, the "Mr. Steal Your Girl" artist, 35, confirmed in a video on Instagram that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Songz (born Tremaine Neverson) said that he's been cautious during the pandemic since his grandfather died earlier this year from what he believes were complications due to COVID-19. He also noted that he frequently got tested since he has 17-month-old son, Noah, to care for. "Here with a very important message to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19," he said in the clip. "I've taken many tests as I’ve been out protesting, food drives, of course I have a very young son at home, so I get tested periodically and this time unfortunately it came back positive." "I will be taking it seriously, I will be self-quarantining," added Songz. "I will be in my house until I see a negative sign." Trey Songz Denies Allegation of Sexual Misconduct and Intimidation: 'Believe What You Want' Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories Songz encouraged his followers to also take precautions if they've been exposed to the coronavirus. "I've always taken it serious. If you come in contact with COVID, please do the same. Please do the same. Don't be like the president," he said, referencing President Donald Trump downplaying the coronavirus even after contracting it himself. "Much love and peace, y'all. I thank you in advance for your support [and] your love." Captioning the post, Songz wrote: "Down but not out! Stay safe y’all! Wear your mask. Wash your hands. 🙏🏾" RELATED VIDEO: Jack Osbourne Reveals How Daughters Contracted Coronavirus, Leading to 'COVID Outbreak' at Home RELATED GALLERY: Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus Songz celebrated his only child's first birthday back in April, with the musician posting a collection of photos from the "Wild One"–themed birthday party. The sweet snapshots featured both Noah and his dad — plus the baby boy's mother, marking the first time Songz has shared images of her. "I'm obsessed; we did that, YOU did that! You're a great Mother and you deal with all the extras very gracefully," he wrote at the time. "I'll always be eternally grateful to you Noah's Mumma. 🙏🏾💙." Songz announced the birth of his first child in May 2019, captioning a photo of the adorable baby sleeping in a blue-and-white bear-patterned onesie, "My son Noah. We are blessed and overjoyed. Peace 🙏🏾." As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.