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Taking to Instagram, the legendary musician shared his positive lateral flow test with his followers alongside the caption: "Yep. The shocking day finally came for me. The dreaded double red line. And yes - definitely NO sympathy please - it has been a truly horrible few days, but I’m OK. And I will tell the tale."
He went on to warn fans: "PLEASE take extra care out there, good folks. This thing is incredibly transmissible. You really do NOT want it messing up YOUR Christmas."
And, being a man of his word, the 74-year-old has gone on to explain how he believes him and former Eastenders actor wife, Anita Dobson, caught the virus.
He said: "We've been incredibly careful, Anita and myself... for the passed 20 months or so. And then last Saturday we decided we would go to a birthday lunch.
"We thought 'this is the last social function we will go to', not that we go to many anyway."
He explained how everyone in attendance was triple jabbed and they were all required to do a lateral flow test showing a negative result from the morning of the party.
In another video, he went on: "So we all went to the party and I think it's useful for me to say this, and you can make your own decisions, as Professor Whitty [Professor Chris Whitty - Chief Medical Officer] says, you kind of have to decide what your priorities are, and we did.
"In retrospect, perhaps we made the wrong decision, we could have seen them another time but that's history now.
"It seemed like a safe situation, you have your negative tests, you have your triple jabs, so what could possibly go wrong? We thought we were in a kind of safe bubble, so we didn't wear masks."
May went on to speak about the new variant, Omicron, which he said seems to be so 'incredibly transmittable'.
Revealing their symptoms he said Anita started to feel a cough on the Sunday (the day after the party) and Monday they both started to get symptoms.
He explained: "We were testing the whole time and we were testing negative. Tuesday, I hear that I think eight people from the party had already tested positive... I realised they had been testing negative until this point as well."
After testing once again on Tuesday evening, the pair discovered that they were both positive.