One of the most beloved musicians of Iceland, Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson, the lead singer of Sigur Rós, was sick with COVID-19, Fréttablaðið reports. During the illness, the singer lost his sense of smell, which is particularly sad because in addition to his musical career, he helps to make perfumes for his sisters’ company, Fischer.
Fortunately, Jónsi has regained his sense of smell and recovered from the illness. He posted on Twitter on Wednesday, April 15th stating as much, with a photo of one of his favourite perfumes.
In recent years, the lead singer has designed numerous fragrances for Fischer. His sisters, Lilja and Sigurrósa Birgisdóttir, say he has a very sensitive sense of smell and a good nose. No doubt they are glad to have their brother back in good health, not only because of his nose.
🖤 I'm finally getting my smell back after recovering from the virus. This is one of my favourite vetivers out there. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/tGJSOliyKH
— Jónsi (@iamjonsi) April 15, 2020
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