Marianne Faithfull is discharged from hospital after a 22-day battle with coronavirus


Marianne Faithfull has today been discharged from hospital after a 22-day battle with coronavirus.

The singer, 73, was admitted to a London hospital earlier this month after suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, which has infected more than 133,000 across the UK.

In a statement on 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.

The singer, 73, was admitted to a London hospital earlier this month after suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, which has infected more than 133,000 across the UK

‘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.’

The singer’s manager Francois Ravard confirmed Faithfull was being treated for coronavirus on April 4, adding she was ‘stable and responding to treatment.’

Her ex-husband John Dunbar claimed Faithfull was struggling to speak throughout her three-week Covid-19 ordeal.

The British artist reportedly said: ‘She can barely speak and no visitors,’ but added that it has been ‘so far so good’, regarding her treatment. 

In a statement on 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'

In a statement on 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’

The singer's manager Francois Ravard confirmed Faithfull was being treated for coronavirus on April 4, adding she was 'stable and responding to treatment'

The singer’s manager Francois Ravard confirmed Faithfull was being treated for coronavirus on April 4, adding she was ‘stable and responding to treatment’

A spokesperson for the singer added: ‘Marianne Faithfull’s manager Francois Ravard has confirmed that she is being treated for Covid-19 in hospital in London.

‘She is stable and responding to treatment, we all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery.’ 

Faithfull’s friend Penny Arcade posted a statement on social media, saying: ‘Marianne Faithfull is in hospital in London having tested positive for Covid 19. She went in this past Tuesday.

‘She has withstood and survived so much in her life – including being Marianne Faithfull, that to be taken down by a virus would be such a tragedy. 

‘I spoke to her last week and she was hiding out from the virus but she has caregivers and someone brought in to her.’ 

Pictured: Faithfull with John Dunbar in 2007

Pictured: Faithfull in 2011

 Her ex-husband John Dunbar (left with Faithfull in 2007) claimed Faithfull was struggling to speak throughout her battle with Covid-19

Mick Jagger's former lover was discovered at a Rolling Stones launch party she attended with Dunbar in 1964, which helped launch her singing career (Pictured: Faithfull in 1967)

 Mick Jagger’s former lover was discovered at a Rolling Stones launch party she attended with Dunbar in 1964, which helped launch her singing career (Pictured: Faithfull in 1967)

Mick Jagger’s former lover was discovered at a Rolling Stones launch party she attended with Dunbar in 1964, which helped launch her singing career.

Later that year, she released her first song, As Tears Go By, written by Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Loong Oldham.

She released a slew of successful hits and ended up marrying Dunbar in 1965, though she ultimately left him for Jagger.

But after leaving Jagger in the 1970s, she became addicted to heroin and was homeless. 

She was then found on the street by producer Mike Leander in 1971 as she tried to get her career on track, releasing the country-influenced album Dreamin’ My Dreams in 1975, but her career wasn’t fully revived until her 1979 album Broken English.

The singer  released a slew of successful hits and ended up marrying Dunbar in 1965, though she ultimately left him for Jagger (pictured together)

The singer  released a slew of successful hits and ended up marrying Dunbar in 1965, though she ultimately left him for Jagger (pictured together)

But after leaving Jagger in the 1970s, she became addicted to heroin and was homeless

 But after leaving Jagger in the 1970s, she became addicted to heroin and was homeless 

It was revealed earlier this year that Lucy Boynton, 26, will star as Faithfull in a new planned biopic detailing her life. 

The film will chart her sudden and meteoric rise, to her downfall with substance abuse and homelessness before her road to recovery. 

‘Marianne is an extraordinary woman who rebelled against the male dominated music industry,’ director Ian Bonhote said.

‘The film will explore female-issues as well as the injustices she suffered in her quest to be recognised as an artist,’ he added.

Pictured: Lucy Boynton

Pictured: Faithfull in 1965

It was revealed earlier this year that Lucy Boynton (left), 26, will star as Faithfull (right in 1965) in a new planned biopic detailing her life

Pictured: Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull, now 73, seen on a motorcycle in 1968

 Pictured: Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull, now 73, seen on a motorcycle in 1968

‘I’m honoured to collaborate with Lucy and Julia to shine a light on Marianne’s timeless story,’ he said, referring to Boynton and producer Julia Taylor-Stanley. 

Boynton herself will serve as an executive producer, though it remains unclear when the film will go into production, or when it will be released.

‘I am delighted that my story is finally being made with my dream team of Lucy, Julia and Ian,’ Faithfull herself said in a statement.

Boynton starred as Mary Austin in her boyfriend Rami Malek’s rock biopic Bohemian Rhapsody last year, and she played Astrid Sloan in The Politician.    

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