Published Apr 06, 2020Duran Duran bassist John Taylor has opened up about his diagnosis and subsequent recovery from COVID-19.
The musician revealed on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus three weeks ago, but he has since recovered from his "mild" case.
"Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59-year-old," he said via Twitter. "I like to think I am — or was blessed with getting only a mild case of COVID-19. But after a week or so of what I would describe as a 'Turbo-charged Flu,' I came out of it feeling OK. Although I must admit, I didn't mind the quarantine as long as it gave me a chance to recover."
Taylor added, "I am speaking out in answer to the enormous amount of fear being generated by the pandemic, some of it entirely justified, and my heart goes out to everyone who has had to deal with real loss and pain. But I want to let you know that it isn't always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing."
Read Taylor's full message below.
Duran Duran's last studio album, Paper Gods, arrived in 2015.
A note from John pic.twitter.com/tryutCbw5K— Duran Duran (@duranduran) April 5, 2020