Marianne Faithfull, singer, actress, and former lover to one and only Mick Jagger, was hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, her rep says.
“Marianne Faithfull’s manager Francois Ravard has confirmed that Marianne is being treated for COVID-19 in hospital in London,” the singer’s reps said in a statement to Rolling Stone Saturday. “She is stable and responding to treatment. We all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery.”
Faithfull had been sheltering in place due to the United Kingdom’s order when she started to develop cold symptoms.
Marianne Faithfull first rose to fame in the 1960’s, after attending and being discovered at a Rolling Stones party. Her first album received great accolades, but her persistent drug use in the 70’s and a bad case of laryngitis left her voice lower in octave, raspy and a little worn out.
This didn’t stop her from making an excellent follow up album, and some critics even say the raspiness lead to feeling more of her emotion in her lyrics and music.
As one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll’, Faithfull is ready to face the disease head on. She is no stranger to health issues, having dealt with hepatitis C for decades, a cancer scare in 2016, and a lifetime battle with an eating disorder under her belt. She has discussed her drug abuse and Anorexia in detail before.
On Monday, Faithfull checked herself into the hospital, where she tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalized. They have been keeping her due to her developing pneumonia.
Faithfull has been open about her struggles with hepatitis-C and her cancer scare as well, so it’ll be no surprise when she fills the public in on what the Coronavirus was like from the inside.
Hospitals everywhere have experienced overwhelming numbers of people sick with this disease, and beds and ventilators are becoming scarce. The nation as a whole has put strict enforcements into place in order to minimize the spread of the disease, including stay at home orders and many businesses being shut down for 30 days at a time.
Faithfull, who most recently released music in 2018, is another celebrity and musician that has tested positive to the disease that is sweeping the entire world. This pandemic has taken the life of Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, country singer Joe Diffie and jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. Of course, others have tested positive and are recovering slowly but surely, including beloved singer John Prine who is currently hospitalized. Other stars such as Idris Elba and Tom and Rita Hanks have also tested positive.