Tampa Bay Lightning national anthem singer out of hospital after coronavirus battle

Tampa Bay Lightning nationwide anthem singer Sonya Bryson-Kirksey used to be launched from a clinic Friday to cheers from personnel, a month after she used to be admitted with the coronavirus and headaches because of pneumonia. 

Bryson-Kirksey, an Air Force vet, used to be absolutely vaccinated when she examined sure for the virus however she has battled a couple of sclerosis for years and has different underlying well being stipulations that make her vulnerable, consistent with FOX 13 of Tampa Bay.

The singer used to be hospitalized quickly after she celebrated the Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship with enthusiasts.

She had grow to be a well-recognized face to TV audience all over the NHL staff’s playoff run, belting out the anthem earlier than the beginning of each and every recreation. 


Bryson-Kirksey posted a tweet on Friday thanking everybody for his or her beef up whilst she battled the virus – along a photograph of herself smiling in a automobile after her liberate. 

“Thanks with all of my center for each prayer, playing cards, meals, letters, presents, sure ideas, neatly needs, & donations,” she wrote. “My husband and I are thankful for each present of affection and for checking on he and I, whilst I used to be within the clinic.” 

She credited the vaccine for her survival, urging others to get it. 

“I do know, I think in my center that I shouldn’t have been right here if I hadn’t gotten vaccinated,” she mentioned. “So get vaccinated, do the appropriate factor.”

Sonya Bryson sings the nationwide anthem earlier than an NHL recreation at Amalie Area on April 12, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Getty Photographs)

She were within the clinic’s in depth care unit and described her fight with the virus as “lovely unhealthy.”

“I questioned if I’ll be right here the next day to come, however God were given us up to now,” she advised the station. “I am just a little drained presently, however I feel I’m going to be higher. I am able to embark in this adventure that to get my lungs again to the place it must be.”


Lightning in-game host Greg Wolf tweeted Friday, “WE HAVE REASON TO CELEBRATE TODAY! Our liked @SonniSings is OUT of the clinic as of late and shall be going house! 30 Days within the clinic IS OVER! Welcome House, Ebony!”

Wolf had up to now tweeted pleas for prayers whilst she used to be within the clinic.