05/04/2020 08:45 BST

Marianne Faithfull In Hospital After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

The singer's management has assured fans she is "stable and responding to treatment".

British singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 73-year-old’s agent confirmed the news on Saturday night, revealing she was receiving treatment for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Marianne Faithfull’s manager @Ravard_Rrancois has confirmed that Marianne is being treated for Covid-19 in hospital in London,” a post shared on her press representative’s Twitter account explained.

“She is stable and responding to treatment, we all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery.”

Marianne rose to fame in the 1960s, with hits including Come And Stay With Me and As Tears Go By, the latter of which was co-written by Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Marianne Faithful

She’s since released 21 studio albums, the most recent of which, Negative Capability, was released in 2018.

In addition to her music career, Marianne has also enjoyed success as an actress, both on the stage and in films like Girl On A Motorcycle, I’ll Never Forgive What’s ’Isname and, more recently Marie Antoinette.

Marianne also played God in two episodes of the UK sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

A biopic about her life is currently in the works, with The Politician star Lucy Boynton – who recently starred opposite her boyfriend Rami Malek in the Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody – in the lead role.

In the last few weeks, a number of high-profile stars have revealed that they have been diagnosed with, and recovered from, coronavirus, including Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, Luther star Idris Elba and US singer Pink.