Game Of Thrones Actor Who Played Young Hodor Was Hospitalised With Covid-19
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The actor who played Young Hodor in Game of Thrones has been discharged from hospital after contracting coronavirus.
Sam Coleman had to be hooked up to an oxygen machine for up to three days to help him breathe.
The actor and district councillor was taken to Conquest Hospital in Hastings, East Sussex, after he developed a lung infection from catching Covid-19.
He said his time in hospital was scary however has nothing but praise for the medical staff who looked after him.
"It was quite frightening as I was on a Covid ward, but my stats were stable and throughout my blood oxygen was relatively OK, compared to what other patients were going through," the 25-year-old said.
"Others on the ward had to be on ventilation - that must be terrifying. It's scary being on the ward and there's people being taken into ICU and clearly lots of things going on, but the staff were absolutely heroic and made us feel at ease."
He scored an awesome role in Game of Thrones when he was just 18 years old.
Coleman got to star in two episodes of the sixth season of the series and he was cast as the younger version of Hodor, who was a handyman for the Stark family.
Sam also featured in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, Leatherface in 2017, as well as a Metallica video for their song 'ManUNkind'.
Thankfully for him he had received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine before he got infected at the end of November. He said being protected against Covid-19 definitely saved his life.
"I feel good, it's nice to be able to breathe properly. I didn't know how long I would take to recover but the hospital staff did an amazing job of flushing the Covid from my system and made sure I'm feeling better," he said.
"I'm just a bit fatigued from the experience, but I generally feel back to normal."
"I'm just so humbled by how dedicated they are. Most of the nurses and doctors I spoke to had been there throughout the whole pandemic and yet the care we received was amazing.
"They were so kind and never seemed to be aggravated by the little things. I was expecting them to all be down in the dumps, but they managed to keep moral high, were absolutely professional despite having been on the frontline for nearly two years.
"They and all did an amazing job and made you feel like you weren't on a hospital ward, every single patient was treated as an individual and they made it feel like one big family, that was really amazing."