Marianne Faithfull is currently in a London hospital after being tested positive for coronavirus, Rolling stone confirmed.
“Marianne Faithfull’s manager, François Ravard, has confirmed that Marianne is being treated for COVID-19 at the London hospital,” the singer’s representatives said in a statement to Rolling stone Saturday. “She is stable and responds to treatment. We all wish him good luck and a full and speedy recovery. “
Faithfull’s longtime friend Penny Arcade said Rolling stone that the singer was sheltering there following an order from the United Kingdom to do so when she developed a cold. As a precaution, Faithfull went to the hospital on Monday, where she tested positive for COVID-19. She remains hospitalized after developing pneumonia, said Arcade.
The smoky-voiced singer has a long history of health problems, including hepatitis C – a condition she has battled for decades – and a brief fight against breast cancer in 2016. Faithfull was also opened on his struggles against drug abuse and anorexia.
Faithfull, who last published his late career masterpiece Negative capacity in 2018, is the last musician to test positive for the novel Coronavirus, a global pandemic that contributed to the deaths of the fountains of Wayne Adam Schlesinger, country singer Joe Diffie and jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. loved John Prine is also hospitalized with COVID19.
Additional reporting by Jason Newman