Engelbert Humperdinck asks for prayers after testing positive for Covid

Julia Hunt

Engelbert Humperdinck has asked fans for prayers after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The 84-year-old singer posted a message on Twitter saying that “after nearly a year of an abundance of caution and care”, the virus had found a way into his home.

In a series of posts, the English star asked fans for their love and support and said his biggest “ask” was for his wife Patricia, who has Alzheimer’s.

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“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...” he wrote.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29:  Engelbert Humperdinck performs live at Royal Albert Hall on May 29, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)
Engelbert Humperdinck performing in 2015. (WireImage)

“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.”

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Humperdinck, who is currently at his home in the US, went on: “Every night we do prayers at 8pm for my wife.

“Now, I have to FaceTime from my room.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 20:  Singer Engelbert Humperdinck (L) and his wife Patricia Dorsey appear at the Paris Las Vegas during his Las Vegas Walk of Stars dedication ceremony July 20, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His star will be placed outside the resort on July 21.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Engelbert Humperdinck and his wife Patricia in 2011. (Getty Images)

“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...

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“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.”

“My biggest ‘ask’ is for my darling wife, Patricia (Popea),” he said.

“She has been through so much and does whatever it takes.

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“She is an unbelievable woman of strength.

“Please also keep our wonderful caregivers in your prayers.

“Thank you, Engelbert.”

Engelbert Humperdinck at the London Palladium.
Engelbert Humperdinck in 1970. (PA)

The singer is the son of a British army officer and was born in India, then moved to Leicester as a child.

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He is known for tracks such as Release Me and This Moment In Time.

He married wife Patricia in 1964 and the couple have four children together.