Iconic ’60s-era singer Marianne Faithfull, 73, has been discharged from a London hospital 22 days after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Faithfull thanked well-wishers for their ‘kind messages of concern’ and said she ‘is very grateful to all the NHS staff’ who cared for her and ‘without doubt, saved her life.’
‘We are really happy to say that Marianne has been discharged from hospital today, 22 days after being admitted suffering from the symptoms of Covid-19. She will continue to recuperate in London,’ the statement read.
‘Marianne thanks you all for your kind messages of concern which have meant a great deal through what is a such a difficult time for so many.
Marianne thanks you all for your kind messages of concern which have meant a great deal through what is a such a difficult time for so many. She is also very grateful to all the NHS staff who cared for her at the hospital and, without doubt, saved her life.— Marianne Faithfull (@Faithfull_M) April 22, 2020
Faithfull exhibited symptoms of Covid-19 in early April and was quickly admitted to the hospital. She tested positive for the virus and later contracted pneumonia. At the time, her management said she was “stable and responding to treatment.”
During the three week ordeal, though, her ex-husband John Dunbar said she was struggling to speak.
‘She can barely speak and no visitors,’ but added that it has been ‘so far so good’, regarding her treatment.
Thankfully, she is now on the mend.
🍾💐🍾💐🍾💐🍾💐🍾💐🍾💐 https://t.co/I4gSQ6wpIw— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 22, 2020
Good to hear that Marianne Faithfull is out of hospital after three weeks. Get well soon Marianne! X @Faithfull_M— Gary Kemp (@garyjkemp) April 22, 2020
Now let’s all cry along to “The Ballad of Lucy Johnson”!
And gasp at her youthful beauty…
And revel in her forever-fabulousness…