Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien posts update after revealing coronavirus symptoms

The guitarist also sent some kind words to the NHS.

Ed O'Brien

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Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien has updated his fans after last week revealed he suspected he’d caught coronavirus.

On 23 March, O’Brien posted on Instagram saying he had been experiencing the flu-like symptoms associated with COVID-19, and had self isolated.for a while that appeared similar to those of Covid-19 and he had self-isolated.

Since then, however, he has posted an update saying he has fully recovered. On Instagram he wrote: “Hello everybody. I just want to say I’m better. Thank you to everybody who sent such love and lovely messages. I’m really fine now. I had it for about two weeks. I didn’t get tested but I’m pretty certain it was it. I just want to send love and strength to all of you that are going through it at the moment, love and strength to our NHS, our amazing NHS and all our health workers and everybody who’s been amazing.”

O’Brien is gearing up to release his new album Earth under his moniker EOB, having released the singles Shangri La and Brasil. The LP arrives 17 April.

Yesterday, it was revealed that musician John Prine was in a critical condition after having caught the virus.

Country music star Joe Diffie and Arrows frontman Alan Merrill have sadly died from COVID-19.

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