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:
Dear Friends, After nearly a year of an abundance of caution and care, Covid has caught up with us and found a way into our home…
Now we must not let a positive result bring a negative mindset but I must say I could use your help in this department. We are asking for prayers, good energy, love and support to be sent our way. I usually the start the ball rolling on #tuesdaymuseday but the platform is yours.
Every night we do prayers at 8pm for my wife. Now, I have to FaceTime from my room. Last night my daughter flew in with cases of photographs to reflect upon and keep us strong through our recovery. Our son Scott was on FaceTime prayers, our son Jason is in a separate room…
My biggest “ask” is for my darling wife, Patricia (Popea) She has been through so much and does whatever it takes. She is an unbelievable woman of strength. Please also keep our wonderful caregivers in your prayers. Thank you, Engelbert
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!