Garth Brooks has confirmed that his wife, Trisha Yearwood, has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement, the 59-year-old said that the pair had been tested twice in recent days while under quarantine, and while he had tested negative on both occasions, 56-year-old Yearwood had unfortunately contracted the disease.

He said: “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together.

“And anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.”

We reported on 14th February that the couple, who have been married since 2005, had been in quarantine at their home in Tennessee after a member of their staff tested positive for the virus just hours before they were due to co-host American TV show ‘Ellen’.

Brooks also confirmed that Yearwood was suffering from the symptoms  of coronavirus but was “dealing with them in her battle”.

He also spoke of his worries about the after-effects the virus could have on his wife’s ability to sing.

“Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voice in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me both as her husband and as a fan.”

Yearwood, who was previously married to the Mavericks bass player Bobby Reynolds, rose to fame in 1991 with her number one hit “She’s In Love With The Boy” and in 1997 performed “How Do I Live” – the soundtrack to the film ‘Con Air’.