Duran Duran‘s bassist John Taylor, 59, is among several celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19. The musician spoke openly about his health status on social media. Where he started by mentioning that he was diagnosed with the new coronavirus “almost three weeks ago” and that his case was not serious.
Duran Duran’s bassist John Taylor said:
“DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago. Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year old. I like to think I am. Or was blessed with getting only a mild case of Covid 19. But after a week or so of what I would describe as a ‘Turbo-charged Flu’. I came out of it feeling okay. Although I must admit. I didn’t mind the quarantine as it gave me the chance to really recover.”
“I am speaking out in answer to the enormous amount of fear being generated by the pandemic. Some of it entirely justified, and my heart goes out to everyone who has had to deal with real loss and pain. But I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer. And we can and will beat this thing.”
“Sending LOVE to all my Homies and Fans, in Italy 🇮🇹 particularly. the UK and the US. And everywhere in the world I have been lucky enough to visit on my travels with DURAN DURAN.
Cannot wait to be back onstage again. Sharing new music, love and joy. Stay safe, stay connected and get creative! Love John 🖤”
The United States has so far registered more than 10,000 deaths due to the new coronavirus since the first case in the country was reported in late January, Johns Hopkins University said on Monday.
Covid-19 killed 10,335 people in the United States. Making the country the third most deadly due to the disease. Only behind Italy (16,523) and Spain (13,169). The world’s main economy totals 347,003 infected. More than a quarter of the global total of 1,309,439 cases, said the University of Baltimore.