Piers Morgan says he has eye problem after battling COVID

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Piers Morgan caught COVID in July. (Getty)
Piers Morgan caught COVID in July. (Getty)

Piers Morgan has revealed he is having a problem with his eye weeks after battling COVID.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter tested positive for the coronavirus in July and has said he believes he caught it at Wembley during the Euros 2020 final.

The star has previously warned people not to underestimate the effects of long COVID, and in a new post on Twitter said he is currently dealing with an eye issue that has left him seeing "weird ghostly cobwebs".

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“28-day COVID update: a new treat - aside from ongoing tedious fatigue & inability to taste wine, all the coughing's caused a 'posterior vitreous detachment' in my left eye,” he tweeted.

“So, I'm now seeing weird ghostly cobwebs swimming around. 

"It really is the virus that keeps on giving.”

Discussing his ongoing problems with taste, he said: "It's so strange... I can only taste either very spicy or very sweet food & alcohol. 

"Nothing in between. 

"Getting bored of Vindaloo & Piña Colada dinners."

Morgan, 56, later updated his Twitter followers on the schedule of his day, which included blood and lung tests.

“I need a drink (that I won't be able to taste),” he added.

Last month the star revealed in the Mail on Sunday that he began to feel ill two days after England's defeat in the Euros and then tested positive for COVID.

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He said at the time that his symptoms included cold sweats, coughing, a fever and "alarming" chest pains.

The star has spoken about the effects of COVID. (Getty Images for Bafta LA)
The star has spoken about the effects of COVID. (Getty Images for Bafta LA)

"This is definitely the roughest I've felt from any illness in my adult life, BUT, as I slowly come out the other side, coughing and spluttering, I'm still here – unlike so many millions around the world who've lost their lives to COVID in this pandemic,” Morgan added.

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