Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability - Cover

Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability - CoverThe wonderful and iconic Marianne Faithfull has been admitted to hospital in London with Corona virus. A message on the David Bowie fan message board on Facebook confirmed the news. We wish her well and we know that she is indestructible like many in the Rolling Stones gang. Sending best wishes to her…

Marianne Faithfull is being treated for COVID-19 at a London hospital, Billboard can confirm.

In a statement provided by Faithfull’s manager, François Ravard, on Saturday (April 4), he said that the 73-year-old singer-songwriter, actress and muse is “stable and responding to treatment.”

A Facebook post from performance artist and Faithfull’s longtime friend Penny Arcade offered additional details, mentioning that Faithfull has been receiving medical care since Tuesday. “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,” she wrote. “I spoke to her last week and she was hiding out from the virus but she has caregivers…” She added that she had been in touch with Faithfull’s ex-husband, John Dunbar, who indicated that “she can barely speak” and is not receiving visitors at this time.

Faithfull got her start as a folk singer Swinging ’60s London, and became a rock star in her own right with debut single “As Tears Go By,” which was penned by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham, the manager of the Rolling Stones and peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This story is developing.

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