09 April 2020 18:40
Paul O'Grady has revealed he believes he has "definitely" had coronavirus, after stepping back from his radio show in order to self-isolate. O'Grady said he had experienced 'exhaustion' alongside some "flu-like symptoms" during an appearance on Gaby Roslin's radio show. That's knocking about, but there's also flus and seasonal colds going about so you've got to tell yourself and learn the difference. He said that he had been self-medicating with a vinegar solution, however there is no medical evidence for this and those experiencing symptoms are advised to seek medical advice. Last month, O'Grady confirmed he would be stepping down from his Radio 2 show after being advised to self-isolate due to his underlying health issues.
Paul O'Grady believes he has coronavirus but is coping well despite his serious health issues. The Birkenhead television and radio star, who has suffered three heart attacks, is in the NHS advised at-risk category. Paul said: "I'm all right now. That's knocking about, but there's also flus and seasonal colds going about so you've got to tell yourself and learn the difference. "But I'm one of these people who falls into the category of underlying health problems and that's because I've had heart attacks.
And as we've said on many occasions now, we will be guided by the science at all times. The measures will have to stay in place, until we've got the evidence that clearly shows we have moved beyond the peak. And I know there is going to be lots of people who would normally be planning a family get together or just getting out in the sunshine with friends and loved ones. But take a moment to think of the progress we've already made, Following the guidance, staying home, denying this virus what it needs, to spread more easily and to kill more people. It's been almost three weeks, and we're starting to see the impact of the sacrifices we've all made.
And the most important thing right now is that people continue to follow the government's guidance until we've got the evidence that the virus is firmly under control. So that means please do stay at home, to protect our NHS and to save lives. After all the efforts that everyone's made, after all the sacrifices so many people have made, let's not ruin it now. We mustn't give the coronavirus a second chance to kill more people and hurt our country. I know it's tough going.