Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed she is suffering from Covid – less than ten days after returning from Cyprus.
She has shared a list of her symptoms saying it was like ‘hell’ and that she was exhausted.
The Olympic gold medallist, 50, who is a motivational speaker and normally keeps a positive mindset couldn’t help admitting she was feeling awful.
‘It feels like hell’: ‘Exhausted’ Dame Kelly Holmes took to Instagram on Monday to reveal she is suffering from coronavirus… less than ten days after returning from Cyprus
Dame Kelly who returned from her holiday abroad on October 20, told fans: ‘I have never laid down for so long. I have officially been Corona(ed).
The athlete who has had symptoms of the virus for a week then ran through her ailments.
She said: ‘Smiles one day, the next day Covid. Day 1 – Sore Throat- bad headaches Day 2 – above + aching body,tight chest.
‘Day 3 – above worse + Test Day 4 – Bad Headaches, Lost Smell Day 5 – Above, Positive result plus loss of taste!
Worry: Kelly who returned from her holiday abroad on October 20, told fans: ‘I have never laid down for so long. I have officially been Corona(ed)’
‘Day 6 – Drained, tight chest, headaches. Really dizzy Lucky I am on a 26 day “don’t eat chocolate” challenge otherwise would be wasted!!!
‘But naffed off about gin though. Sucks!!! Yes still feel sh**” “Just thought I would share the love…Stay safe peeps #covid_19 #covid #throat #pandemic #virus.’
She later added: ‘You know you have Coronavirus when toothpaste, Stilton cheese, peanut butter and Marmite all taste the same – like nothing!!!’
Friends including Trisha Goddard and Beverley Knight sent get well messages alongside Kelly’s fans.
Stay safe, peeps: She posted exactly how she was feeling on the social media site
Trisha wrote: ‘Eeek! Feel better soon.’ Beverley added: ‘Ugh…sending you love my darling lady.’
Dame Kelly was clearly worried as she asked one fan how long they’d taken to recover.
‘She also told Lise Kirby who was suffering from Covid: ‘Oh dear sorry to here about you too. Pants isn’t it. It’s my head that has been the worse and today really dizzy! Are you feeling any better?’
She added: ‘When you’re not used to resting it’s hell!!! I feel exhausted at the moment and so dizzy.’
The runner also admitted she’d have rather stayed in Cyprus where she recently holidayed.
Admitting to one fan that she got back just in time, she said: ‘I wouldn’t have minded being locked down over there to be honest.’
The sporting hero spent Monday taking baths and having some me time to relax.
Fears: Dame Kelly was clearly worried as she asked one fan how long they’d taken to recover and admitted she has lost her sense of taste, (pictured in August 2004)