John Taylor from Duran Duran beats coronavirus

By Saige Miller on April 6, 2020
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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 18: Musicians John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran perform onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

By: Saige Miller

It’s not all bleak! In fact, the majority of people who contract coronavirus recover. John Hopkins University & Medicine is keeping track and so far, over 200,000 people around the globe have fully recovered from COVID-19.

Among that lengthy number is John Taylor, the bassist from Duran Duran. Taylor was diagnosed with COVID-19 three weeks ago and was a little hesitant to share it with the public.

Taylor shared his coronavirus story on Facebook, saying he describes his experience with the virus as a “Turbo-charged Flu.”

Taylor relays a message of hope.

“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,” wrote Taylor.

He also didn’t totally mind quarantine, and let’s be honest… how many of us have been preparing to be left in isolation?

None-the-less, Taylor, like the rest of us, are ready to get back to normal life. For him, this means heading back on stage and sharing new music with the world.


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