Marianne Faithfull being treated for coronavirus in hospital
English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized and is receiving treatment for the coronavirus.
Faithfull’s manager, Francois Ravard, told The Associated Press that the 73-year-old singer was stable and recovering.
“We all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery,” he said.
Faithfull has previously been treated for breast cancer and hepatitis C, both of which she discussed in a 2007 memoir. She was considered one of the leading female members of the 1960s “British Invasion” of U.K.-based musical groups that gained fame in the U.S., and is listed on VH1’s top 100 list of women in rock ’n’ roll. She is perhaps best known for her rendition of the song “As Tears Go By,” which was written by members of the Rolling Stones, including Mick Jagger.
She most recently released an album in 2018, titled “Negative Capability,” which peaked at #44 on the U.K. charts.
The U.K. has reported more than 48,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University, and nearly 5,000 deaths from the disease. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized for the disease on Sunday as well.
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