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Duran Duran’s John Taylor has revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus and has recovered. The bassist from the ’80s band with hits like “Girls on Film” and “Hungry Like the Wolf” took to Instagram to reveal the news.

“DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago,” Taylor wrote. “Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 years old – 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 okay-although I must admit I didn’t mind the quarantine as it gave me the chance to really recover. “

He went on to write. “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 isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing.”

‘Sending LOVE to all my Homies and Fans, in Italy particularly, the UK and the US and everywhere in the world I have been lucky enough to visit on my travels with DURAN DURAN.’ While concluding the post, John Taylor also wrote that he cannot wait to be back on the stage.’ Cannot wait to be back Onstage again, sharing new music, love, and joy. Stay Safe, stay connected and get creative! LOVE John. ‘

Taylor joins a growing list of celebrities who have gone public with their coronavirus diagnosis, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Sabrina Dhowre, Andy Cohen, Debi Mazar and more.

There are an estimated 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 around the world and nearly 70000 deaths. More than 260,000 people have recovered, according to John Hopkins University.

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