Bryan Adams contracts COVID-19 for second time in a month

Bryan Adams has revealed he has contracted COVID-19 for the second time in a month. 

The Canadian singer-songwriter shared the news on social media, saying he was "off to the hospital" after flying into Italy. 

"Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and I've tested positive for the second time in a month for COVID. So it's off to the hospital for me. 

"Thanks for all your support," he captioned an image of him wearing a mask, and another of an Italian ambulance on Instagram. 

ABC reports Adams was being taken to hospital to have a "more reliable PCR test" taken. 

On October 31, the 'Summer of '69' hitmaker said he had caught the virus but "thankfully had no symptoms". 

Adams was due to appear at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on October 30, where he was set to perform in honour of the newly-inducted Tina Turner, who he duetted with on the 1984 song 'It's only Love'. 

At the time, a representative for Adams said he was "fully vaccinated". 

The 62-year-old copped backlash for a rant about COVID-19 when the pandemic first kicked off, blaming "some f**king bat-eating, wet-market-animal-selling, virus-making greedy bastards" for "putting the world on hold" and causing death and suffering. 

"My message to them other than 'thanks a f**king lot' is: 'Go vegan'."

Adams later apologised for his comments, which were dubbed "racist" and prompted outrage from disappointed fans. 

"No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism," he said in a statement in May 2020. 

"I have love for all people and my thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world."