Previously, Jeff had shut down rumors that he was gravely ill via Instagram. He told fans on April 5, “Don't believe everything that you hear on the internet because a lot of it wasn't true. Now I really was sick. I was sick though. I was real sick.”
He has also been encouraging social distancing, recently posting, “Be grateful that you are here… Be grateful for what you have.. You have more than a lot of people!!! Now take yo ass in the house! #KeepYoAssInTheHouse.”
Jeff and Will have been friends since the 1980s when they formed the Grammy-winning duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.