Duran Duran bassist John Taylor revealed on Twitter on Sunday that he tested positive for coronavirus three weeks ago, but has since recovered.

“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,” 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,” he continued.

Taylor has recovered just in time to participate in the band’s “watch party” on Facebook on Tuesday.

The band has also been hosting Q&A sessions through Twitter to keep in touch with fans while everyone is stuck at home.

The band had been in the studio working on their next album, but called off recording due to the pandemic. As of the time of writing, they are still set to perform at Hyde Park in London on July 12 with Gwen Stefani, Nile Rodgers and Chic.

“Cannot wait to be back onstage again, sharing new music, love and joy. Stay safe, stay connected and get creative,” Taylor told fans on Twitter.


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