Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien, recovering from what he believes is coronavirus, is eager to share his experience and help others during this time of global trepidation.
"I’m getting over it and I’m coming out the other side," he tells Billboard during a call from his home in Wales to discuss his forthcoming EOB solo album Earth, due April 17. "I’m actually really pleased I’ve been in the first wave of people to get it because hopefully I’ve got immunity now and in a couple weeks I can step out in society and be a help, do food deliveries and things like that.
"I want to find a way of connecting people and creating a virtual village; I want to do what I can," says O’Brien, who took to Instagram soon after our call to make his condition public. He did not get tested for COVID-19 because tests aren’t plentifully available in his area, but says he experienced symptoms including fever, aches and temporary loss of smell.