Misc. — April 5, 2020 at 5:53 pm

Duran Duran’s John Taylor recovers from coronavirus: ‘We can and will beat this thing’

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor today announced that he tested positive for the new coronavirus three weeks ago, and has since recovered from a mild case of COVID-19, an illness he described in a social media post as feeling like a “turbo-charged flu.”

“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,” Taylor wrote, “but after a week or so of what I would describe as a ‘turbo-charged flu,’ I came out of it feeling okay — although I must admit I didn’t mind the quarantine as it gave me the chance to really recover.”

Taylor wrote that he is speaking out about his recovery because of the “enormous amount of fear” surrounding the pandemic, “some of it entirely justified.” He added, “I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing.”

Read his full statement below.






  1. Surprised to hear. Saw Duran Duran at the very last Irvine Meadows shows a few years ago. Love DD and my wife does especially. Thanks Matt. Another awesome show tonight. Thanks for playing Warm Leatherette

  2. Glad to hear he is OK. Robyn Hitchcock announced on his email list that Matthew Seligman of The Soft Boys has the virus too.

  3. Matthew is ITC in vent.
    Not at all well. St George’s.
    He needs strong, strong thoughts.

  4. Iskandar Soekardi

    An update on Seligman? I pray he recovers soon.

  5. Lee Halbert

    Thomas Dolby mentioned on twitter today (13th April) that Matthew was in day 10 of an induced coma.

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