(London) British singer Marianne Faithfull, who suffered from a severe form of the novel coronavirus in April 2020, told the newspaper The Guardian that she would probably never be able to sing again because of the consequences of the illness.
The Sixties rock icon, now 74, spent more than three weeks in hospital in April, after contracting a severe form of the COVID-19 disease, which had raised fears for his life.
“All I know is that I was in a very dark place – it was probably death,” she said in an interview conducted before the release of her latest album at the end of April. , She Walks in Beauty, recorded largely before catching the virus.
Although she is now out of danger, the singer explains that her “lungs are still not doing well” and that she must take regular oxygen, confident that she can no longer sing.
“A doctor came to see me and told me that she did not think that my lungs would recover one day”, detailed the one who has embodied rock’n’roll from Swinging London to New York punk scenes.
“I may never be able to sing again”, “maybe it’s over”, added Marianne Faithfull, “I would be incredibly upset if that was the case”.
This trompe-la-mort who overcame everything – overdoses, attempted suicide, life on the street, alcohol and cancer – nevertheless retains hope, and waits for a “miracle” to return her voice.
The singer also said COVID-19 left her with intense fatigue and “incredible” short-term memory loss.
“I remember the distant past very well. These are the recent things that I don’t remember, ”she explained,“ You can’t know how terrible it is. “
Marianne Faithfull had been propelled to the front of the stage at only 17 years old thanks to the song As Tears Go By, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
Singer-songwriter in the song, she has also been an actress on stage and in front of the cameras during a career spanning five decades. His drug addiction problems were notorious as were his health problems.