Published On: Sat, Apr 4th, 2020

Coronavirus: Marianne Faithfull ‘stable in hospital’ after COVID-19 diagnosis | Ents & Arts News

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Marianne Faithfull is being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, her agent has said.

Francois Ravard said the singer songwriter, 73, is in a stable condition and is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital.

Mr Ravard said: “She is stable and responding to treatment, we all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery.”

Faithfull’s hits include As Tears Go By, which was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Marianne Faithfull performs at Le Trianon on October 7, 2015 in Paris, France
Marianne Faithfull pictured performing in Paris in 2015

Her friend Penny Arcade (aka Susana Ventura) wrote on Facebook: “She has withstood and survived so much in her life – including being Marianne Faithfull – that to be taken down by a virus would be such a tragedy.”

Faithfull’s latest and 21st studio album was Negative Capability in 2018. She has also acted in theatre productions and films including Girl On A Motorcycle.

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A number of other celebrities including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and Linda Lusardi have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

At least 1.2 million people around the world have been infected, with almost 65,000 deaths.

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