Brittany Hockley recovering after being struck down with COVID and the ‘super flu’ at the same time


Brittany Hockley ‘thought she was dying’ after the Bachelor star was struck down with COVID and the ‘super flu’ at the same time

Brittany Hockley is recovering after being struck down with COVID and the ‘super flu’ at the same time.

The 34-year-old Bachelor star turned influencer revealed to Instagram followers on Sunday that she had returned home after a short stay in hospital.  

In a dramatic post, Brittany shared how she felt she was ‘dying’ when she was first admitted for treatment.

Brittany Hockley (pictured) is recovering after being struck down with COVID and the 'super flu' at the same time

Brittany Hockley (pictured) is recovering after being struck down with COVID and the ‘super flu’ at the same time

‘My whole body was shutting down, I couldn’t breathe properly, I thought I was going to pass out,’ Brittany shared in her post.

The reality star said that the on-set of symptoms were sudden, hitting her, ‘like a bus.’

‘I wake up and my sheets are soaked [from sweat]. I just couldn’t move [out of bed] from the fevers. Every part of my body is in agony,’ Brittany said.

Symptoms included vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and night sweats.

Brittany shared this 'thank you' on her Intagram to friends and followers

Brittany shared this ‘thank you’ on her Intagram to friends and followers 

Brittany is now back home and eating once more.

Sharing her dramatic experience to followers the reality star said the that the last five days have been ‘very emotional’.  

‘It’s been a battle. It’s been the worst week of my life for sure… I’ve never felt worse.’

The 34-year-old Bachelor star turned influencer revealed to Instagram followers on Sunday that she had returned home after a short stay in hospital Picture: Brittany on her sick bed

The 34-year-old Bachelor star turned influencer revealed to Instagram followers on Sunday that she had returned home after a short stay in hospital Picture: Brittany on her sick bed

Meanwhile, the star shared a touching thank you to all of her friends and followers who have offered support.

‘I can barely keep my eyes open so won’t be able to get back to you, sorry,’ she said. 

‘Today was worse than yesterday when I went to hospital. I can only hope this is the peak and I start to improve from here. I feel like it can’t get worse.’

In a dramatic post to her social media Brittany shared how she felt she was 'dying' when she was first admitted for treatment

In a dramatic post to her social media Brittany shared how she felt she was ‘dying’ when she was first admitted for treatment

Brittany added that she hope to be back ‘in action soon.’ 

The news comes after Brittany took to Instagram on Thursday evening sharing a photo of herself wearing a patient identification band around her wrist.

In the image, captioned ‘that escalated quickly’, Brittany is seen lying down on a hospital bed wearing a face mask.

Brittany also shared a short video featuring a close-up of her face, where she revealed one of the downside’s of being famous.

‘When you’re on your deathbed, but the doctor says, “Hey, I love your podcast”, she says in the footage. 

‘I think that’s supposed to make me feel better but honestly just give me morphine.’  

Professor Catherine Bennett, Chair in Epidemiology at Deakin University, told Daily Mail Australia that Covid restrictions coupled with unseasonable weather are responsible for the 87,989 flu cases reported early this season.

Hockley pictured at the Australian premiere of The Staircase at Restaurant Hubert in May

Hockley pictured at the Australian premiere of The Staircase at Restaurant Hubert in May

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