Engelbert Humperdinck has asked fans for ‘prayers, good energy, love and support’ after testing positive for coronavirus.
The singer, 84, revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19, despite ‘nearly a year of an abundance of caution and care’.
His agent confirmed that Engelbert is currently asymptomatic, and is at his home in Los Angeles where he has been isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Engelbert tweeted: ‘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.
‘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… but on the 8pm call to God, and our son Brad, who is always here and checking up, is on call with supplies… ready, willing and able to do anything.’
He added: ‘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 singer, who is famous for hits including Release Me and The Last Waltz in the 1960s also represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the song Love Will Set You Free.