The co-founder of Joy Division revealed he contracted COVID-19 in the previous few weeks and that he’s nonetheless in restoration from the sickness.
Talking on The Present’s Morning Present, Sumner stated “I’m simply recovering from coronavirus really. Acquired it three weeks in the past…”
Saying that the virus has left his voice ‘gruff” he stated he was “one of many fortunate ones” and famous that he “didn’t get it too unhealthy.”
He continued: “I had slightly little bit of a temperature, however not a lot. I had it for 4 days, then it went away for 4 days, after which it got here again for 4 days. When it got here again, it was extra extreme, however nonetheless not too unhealthy. I simply felt excessive fatigue, like a very unhealthy hangover. Then it went away, and I’m okay.
“However I’ve heard horror tales over right here about it. A pair individuals who know individuals who’ve died from it. I’m very fortunate. We bought an actual critical second wave right here. But it surely looks as if Russian roulette. Like, you will get mild signs, like me, or it might kill you. It’s loopy.”
You possibly can hearken to the interview right here:
The gig, which befell precisely two years in the past on November 9, was the band’s solely 2018 present and noticed them share covers of Joy Division songs ‘Dysfunction’, ‘Ambiance’, ‘A long time’ and ‘Love Will Tear Us Aside’.
On account of arrive in April, 2021, New Order shared information of the discharge on Twitter, together with a video of their efficiency of ‘Sub-Tradition’ from the present.
Hook was talking on the primary episode of Transmissions The Definitive Story, a new podcast about Joy Division and New Order.