Duran Duran bassist John Taylor took to Fb on Sunday (April 5) to disclose that he had examined constructive for coronavirus, and is presently on the mend.

Taylor was identified with COVID-19 “three weeks in the past,” and has been self-quarantining as per medical protocol.

“Maybe I’m a very sturdy 59 12 months previous — I prefer to assume I’m — or was blessed with getting solely a light case of COVID-19, however after every week or so of what I’d describe as a ‘Turbo-charged Flu’, I got here out of it feeling okay,” wrote Taylor. “Though I have to admit I didn’t thoughts the quarantine because it gave me the possibility to essentially get well.”

“I’m talking out to reply to the large quantity of worry being generated by the pandemic, a few of it totally justified, and my coronary heart goes out to everybody who has needed to cope with actual loss and ache,” he continued. “However I wish to let you recognize that it isn’t at all times a killer, and we will and can beat this factor.”

He concluded on a constructive observe, telling followers that he “can’t wait to be again onstage once more.”

Duran Duran was shaped in 1978 and went on to to worldwide fame and acclaim throughout the 1980s and 1990s releasing such hits as “Is There One thing I Ought to Know?,” “Planet Earth,” “Hungry Just like the Wolf,” “Rio,” “The Reflex” and “Bizarre World” and “Come Undone,” amongst others.

The leisure group has been rocked by the unpredictable virus, which has taken the lifetime of  Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, nation star Joe Diffie, former Sony/ATV Music Publishing govt Neil Lasher, jazz legends Alan Merrill  (who penned the hit “I Love Rock and Roll”),  New Wave artist Cristina,  jazz musicians Ellis Marsalis Jr. and Wallace Roney, and “Jaws” actor Lee Fierro. Celebrities who additionally examined constructive for COVID-19 and are recovering embody Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, Pink, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Jackson Browne. Marianne Devoted has been hospitalized in London and is being handled for the COVID-19 virus. She is “steady and responding.”