The legendary guitarist and also co-founder of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, took to social media and sent a touching statement about the coronavirus outbreak we’re facing these days.

As you might read the short letter he wrote right below, Mark indicated that every single person needs to be calm and keep safe during this process. This post of Mark got almost 10K likes in a really short time.

Here is the caption:

“A message from Mark.”

And here is what’s written in the letter:

“I’m thinking of everyone as we navigate these difficult times. They will pass, as they always do.

I aim to be back in the studio recording songs as soon as possible. Take care of one another, keep calm and keep safe. We will pull through.

Love.

Mark.”

A follower of Mark named tinathread wrote this as a comment:

“12:44pm here in New Mexico. Saw MK’s message and just burst into tears. 😷”

Another Instagram user named brunaverattifotografia commented on the post:

“Thank you for your kind words!! You’re songs are essential at this time ❤️”

You can check out the letter of Mark below.

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A message from Mark:

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