Gemma Collins has revealed her parents are ‘extremely unwell’ after both tested positive for COVID-19.
Addressing Instagram followers on Tuesday, the TV personality admitted she was heartbroken after witnessing parents Alan and Joan struggle with the impact of the respiratory illness.
Gemma, 39, also urged followers to stay safe and heed all necessary guidelines as huge swathes of England adapts to tighter Tier 4 restrictions in the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus.
Devastating: Gemma Collins has revealed her parents Alan and Joan are ‘extremely unwell’ after both tested positive for COVID-19
Sharing an image of her mother and father, she wrote: ‘Please please please take notice of the guidelines ! Both my parents are extremely unwell with Covid 19 !
‘Seeing my dad cry which he never does ! Was a shock and say he would rather be dead then experience everything he is going through right now… this has totally wiped him out and it’s heartbreaking… my mum also is extremely extremely unwell with Covid also, this is real !
‘And please please take notice and keep your loved ones SAFE… it really is petrifying. what a difference a year makes ….’
Emotional: Addressing Instagram followers on Tuesday, the TV personality admitted she was heartbroken after witnessing parents Alan and Joan struggle with the impact of the respiratory illness
The post prompted a wave of supportive responses, with fans wishing Alan and Joan a speedy recovery from the highly infectious virus.
‘Sorry to hear this Gem, I hope your mum and dad recover quickly. Sending lots of love,’ wrote one.
While a second concerned follower posted: ‘Hope they’re ok and they get well v soon.’
A third added: ‘Sending lots of love and healing to your Mum and Dad.’
Echoing the thoughts of many, a fourth wrote: ‘Sending love and prayers.’