He made the announcement on Instagram with a  photo of himself holding a positive test result.

Calling it “the crud”, he wrote: “Well, like so many others this virus has come to pay me a visit. Yes, double lines… Jackpot! Except this time you don’t win anything but a nice chunk of time by yourself doing the ‘q’ word.”

He ended by saying, “A new year is upon us and I hope and pray everyone stays healthy and safe. Let’s all make this new year a positive and forward moving experience filled with everything we all love!”

Last month, Stone Temple Pilots canceled what was left of their tour, after an unnamed member of the band’s organization tested positive for Covid-19.


  • STP features three original members — Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz.
  • Singer Jeff Gutt became a member after being a contestant on The X Factor. He beat out roughly 15,000 hopefuls during an extended search that began more than a year earlier.
  • Original lead singer, Scott Weiland, who reunited with the group in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus but was dismissed in 2013, died in December 2015 of a drug overdose.
  • Chester Bennington, who joined STP in early 2013, departed nearly three years later to spend more time with his main band Linkin Park. He committed suicide in July 2017.