John Bishop confirms he has tested positive for coronavirus

Rianne Houghton
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Photo credit: Jim Dyson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jim Dyson - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Comedian John Bishop has confirmed he's tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) along with his wife Melanie.

The stand-up and TV star shared the news of his diagnosis on social media, telling fans that he and his wife received their results on Christmas Day. In a candid post, Bishop said that they both feel "flattened" by the illness.

Alongside a screenshot of his results shared on both Twitter and Instagram, Bishop admitted that coronavirus has been "the worst illness" he's ever had, before sharing the "debilitating" symptoms he'd experienced.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"This came through on Christmas Day", he wrote. "This is the worst illness I have ever had, debilitating headaches, muscle joint and even skin pain, dizziness, nausea, no appetite, incredibly chronic fatigue".

The comedian went on to stress that although both he and his wife are "fit non-smokers", they have been affected by the virus. "It's flattened us," he added. "I don't wish this on anyone".

Wishing you both a speedy recovery, John and Melanie.

In other coronavirus news, This Morning's Holly Willoughby recently revealed that she considered taking time away from the show when the outbreak first began earlier this year.

Related: Holly Willoughby reveals she had to drop out of This Morning this week due to COVID scare

"Right at the beginning, when we didn't know that much about it and the schools were closed, there was about two or three weeks where I think there was a real pull for me to stay at home," she said. "I was scared like everybody else."

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