British singer Marianne Faithfull treated for coronavirus

British singer Marianne Faithfull has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated in hospital, her publicists said on Saturday.

“Marianne Faithfull’s manager… has confirmed that Marianne is being treated for COVID-19 in hospital in London,” music industry publicists Republic Media tweeted.

“She is stable and responding to treatment. We wish her well and a full and speedy recovery.”

Faithfull’s friend, the US avant-garde performer Penny Arcade, wrote on her Facebook page that the singer went into hospital on Tuesday, reportedly after developing a cold while self-isolating.

Penny wrote:

“Marianne Faithfull is in hospital in London having tested positive for Covid 19. She went in this past Tuesday.

Please pray for her !
She has withstood and survived so much in her life – including being Marianne Faithful, that to be taken down by a virus would be such a tragedy. I spoke to her last week and she was hiding out from the virus but she has caregivers and someone brought in to her”.


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