LONDON – The Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson, who revealed on Sunday (Jan 3) that he contracted Covid-19 4 days earlier than Christmas, thought he was going to die.
“As a result of I’m 60 and fats, and since I’ve smoked half one million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I might in all probability die, alone, in a lonely plastic tent,” the host of the motoring TV collection stated in his typical opinionated method in a column for British newspaper The Sunday Occasions.
He stated his respiration grew to become laboured and he had a continuing dry cough.
“I am not going to lie – it was fairly scary. With each sickness I’ve had, there has all the time been a way that medication and time would ultimately trip to the rescue.
“However with Covid-19, it’s important to lie there, by yourself, figuring out that medication will not be on its manner and that point is your worst enemy,” he stated.
As Britain is experiencing a brand new wave of every day infections owing to an aggressive pressure of the virus, yet one more British superstar, comic John Bishop, 53, has revealed that he, too, had contracted it.
Bishop and his spouse each examined constructive for Covid-19 on Christmas Day.
Regardless of being match – he as soon as accomplished a 470km triathlon from Paris to London for charity – and a non-smoker, he confessed that he had been “flattened by the virus”.
In a Twitter put up, he stated: “That is the worst sickness I’ve ever had, debilitating complications, muscle joint and even pores and skin ache, dizziness, nausea, no urge for food, extremely power fatigue.”
He added: “I do not want this on anybody.”
In the US, speak present host Larry King has additionally been reported to have been hospitalised for Covid-19.
King, 87, had suffered a variety of well being points over the previous years, together with angina, coronary heart assault and lung most cancers.
He had been battling the virus for nearly two weeks and his relations haven’t been capable of see him as he’s in isolation.