Coronavirus: Duran Duran’s John Taylor recovers after testing positive for COVID-19

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Duran Duran’s John Taylor is feeling better weeks after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he wrote Sunday in a post on the band’s Facebook page.

According to USA Today, the 59-year-old bass player said he was diagnosed three weeks ago and has since recovered.

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“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 it gave me the chance to really recover,” he wrote. “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.”

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Taylor added that he “cannot wait to be back onstage again, sharing new music, love and joy.”

Several other celebrities, including Christopher Cross, Pink, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba and CNN’s Chris Cuomo, have tested positive for the virus.

Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran performs at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran performs at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

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