'60s icon Marianne Faithfull tests positive for coronavirus

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·1-min read

Singer Marianne Faithfull has tested positive for the coronavirus and is undergoing treatment in hospital.

The 73-year-old As Tears Go By singer, retweeted a tweet by Republic Media, which said her manager has confirmed she’s in a London hospital due to COVID-19.

Marianne Faithfull attends the Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on February 27, 2020 in Paris, France.
Marianne Faithfull has tested positive for coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images

“She is stable and responding to treatment, we all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery,” the tweet read.

Just hours before the news was announced, the star uploaded a throwback to her Instagram account, showing her posing in a black turtleneck top in 1990.

Friend and performer Penny Arcade, told Rolling Stone that the singer went to the hospital earlier this week where she tested positive, then developed pneumonia.

The English Grammy-nominated singer, who dated Jagger in the 1960s, has a history of health issues, including breast cancer, and Hepatitis C. However, she told the Los Angeles Times in 2018, “I’m not frail or weak.”

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and girlfriend, singer Marianne Fiathfull, arrive at Magistrate's Court early May 29 to face charges of possessing marijuana. The couple, arrested during a police raid on Jagger's apartment May 28, was released an $120 bond.
Marianne dated Mick Jagger in the late '60s. Photo: Getty Images

Faithfull is set to be portrayed by Bohemian Rhapsody actress Lucy Boynton in an upcoming biopic.

The Hollywood Reporter described the film as a “roller-coaster journey from being discovered as a convent schoolgirl of 17, finding fame as a pop idol, living through hedonistic times and a tumultuous romance with Mick Jagger that inspired some of their greatest songs, to being a homeless drug addict in Soho.”

With extra reporting by Megan Johnson

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