Engelbert Humperdinck has asked fans for ‘prayers, good energy, love and support’ for him and his wife after Englebert tested positive for Covid 19.
The singer who represented the UK in 2012 and is now aged 84, revealed that he had tested positive for the virus, whilst living with his wife Patricia who has Alzheimers, despite ‘nearly a year of an abundance of caution and care’. The couple have been together for almost 60 years, and have four children.
Englebert’s agent has confirmed that Engelbert is currently asymptomatic, and that he is resting at his home in Los Angeles where he has been isolating amid the pandemic.
Engelbert said on Twitter:
The post was accompanied by a photo of him with his wife Patricia
In 2019, Engelbert revealed his joy after his wife said his name for the first time in three years.
Speaking to UK newspaper The Mirror, the singer called it a ‘Christmas miracle’ that his wife had referred to him by his name again.
Discussing her ‘slowly progressing’ illness, he explained that it is ‘a very difficult disease to cure’, but she had begun to talk ‘a little bit’ in recent days.
He revealed: ‘She hasn’t spoken for three years, she even called my name three days ago which is wonderful to hear. It’s the best Christmas miracle ever. I’m thrilled.’
Below you can see Englebert’s Eurovision entry from 2012:
Our thoughts are with Englebert and his family at this difficult time. Get well soon Englebert!