Noel Fitzpatrick, who is better known as the Supervet, has shared that he's been battling a "pretty bad" case of coronavirus for weeks.
The TV star shared his experiences with his social media followers in a video which also saw him warn that "we're not done" with the pandemic and that people should continue to abide by rules.
He filmed himself holding his cat Excalibur in the video as he said: "Hi everybody Noel and Excalibur here, just having a cuddle. I wanted to reach out and say thank you for your good wishes. Some of you will know I’ve had COVID pretty bad these last couple of weeks."
Explaining the toll it had taken on him physically, the 53-year-old continued: "It’s a horrible dose and leaves you very exhausted.
Thanks everyone for your kind wishes. I'm thankfully over the worst having had Covid - it really packs a punch. Be careful out there and look after each other x pic.twitter.com/2W28hLaghz
— Noel Fitzpatrick (@ProfNoelFitz) April 1, 2021
"So I guess what I wanted to say is, we’re not done with this thing and you’ve got to look after each other. You’ve gotta observe the rules, wear your masks and observe social distancing and importantly get your vaccine if you can.
"Because this is a bad disease and it really takes it out [of you] and I can’t emphasise enough that you’ve got to be careful still."
He went on: "If you can, give your animals a cuddle. That always makes things better but take care of each other. We’re not done ‘til we’re done so do the right thing, look after each other and thank you so much for looking out for me. God bless."
Fitzpatrick added in the video's caption that he was "over the worst" of his symptoms as he urged his followers to look out for each other.
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It's not the only health worry the animal lover has had in recent years as he opened up last October about breaking his neck sometime before lockdown.
He described himself as a "very lucky man" when telling Ryan Tubridy on Ireland's The Late Late Show that it happened as he fell down a flight of stairs.
Fitzpatrick explained that it was a result of his busy lifestyle and that it led to a "wake-up call".
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