Queen rocker Brian May has shared an update on his Covid battle – and was disappointed to find he’s still testing positive on day eight of self isolation.
The 74-year-old musician believes he caught the virus while attending a mask-free birthday party earlier this month.
As he has received both vaccinations as well as the booster jab, Brian’s symptoms haven’t been severe and his wife Anita Dobson, who also tested positive, is said to be doing well too.
However, despite Brian nearing the end of his mandatory isolation period, which is 10 days, he still has Covid in his system.
Sharing an update with his Instagram followers, Brian posted a photo of his latest positive lateral flow test and explained: ‘Day 8 for me – the 8th day after my body was invaded by enough Coronavirus organisms to bring me down. Firstly, I think I was a little too optimistic yesterday, imagining that the red “T“ line was looking fainter. It’s a different test kit today – but the lines look pretty much of equal intensity today.
‘So I’m assuming the battle inside my body is still in progress.’
Revealing his current symptoms, he continued: ‘It also feels like it – that dry wheezy cough has returned today, and there is a kind of fountain of irritation on one side of my sinuses. I also keep falling asleep – not in a peaceful kind of way, but in a “I can’t keep my eyes open another second” kind of way.
‘So it’s a damn good job this happened at a time when I’m NOT crazy busy as usual.’
Describing himself as ‘fundamentally OK’, Brian admitted he feels ‘a bit crap and frustrated’ that he’s not able to get out and about in the run up to Christmas.
He continued: ‘It’s so clear that the new Omicron variant is completely out of control in the UK. And probably in the whole world of humans. Talking of which .. does anybody out there know WHICH variant they caught ? I don’t.
‘I have been told that this information isn’t available from the NHS tests. If that’s the case, where are all these statistics coming from every day ? I’d be very interested to hear from anyone who knows the answer to this. Cheers all, and good luck out there.’
Brian went on to warn his followers that they can still be infected and infectious even with a negative test result.
‘So for the sake of everyone around you, keep the caution going – masks, social distance, common sense – and only go to a gathering in an enclosed space if you are really sure the risk is worth it. As my dear Mum used to say (in half-jest) — ”Do as I say – not as I do !”’ he concluded.
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