Duran Duran’s Bassist John Taylor Reveals COVID-19 Recovery

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Musician John Taylor announced he has recovered from coronavirus after being quarantined for three weeks.

Taylor, the bassist for Duran Duran, made the diagnosis announcement on the band’s Facebook page Sunday.

“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 started the post.

“Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year 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 added. (RELATED: Singer Pink Details 3-Year-Old Son’s Coronavirus Experience)

Taylor emphasized to fans that “we can and we will” beat the virus. Currently there are 347,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, according to data shared by Johns Hopkins University.

“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,” Taylor wrote. “But I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing.”