The magician Dynamo has revealed he's tested positive for coronavirus.
In a video shared on Instagram, the 37-year-old said he had self isolated for more than two weeks after suffering symptoms such as coughing, aches and pains.
He also highlighted he was at 'high risk' due to his ongoing battle with Crohn's disease, which he was diagnosed with as a teenager. However, having suffered 'quite severe' symptoms, he said he was hopeful he was now over the worst of it.
He said: "Hey guys, over the last few weeks I've experienced symptoms such as persistent coughs and lots of aches and pains. I self-isolated for just over two weeks and took the necessary precautions. I was advised to take a private test.
"Now I appreciate that this not a possibility for everyone, this decision was made by me and my team for a number of reasons, first because of my existing health issues and the fact I'm on immuno-suppressant therapy, I'm at high risk.
"Secondly although I haven't a fever, my symptoms have been quite severe. And finally so that I was able to inform those I'd been in contact with so they could take their own precautions.
"I've had my results back and I have tested positive for Covid-19. This illness doesn't discriminate and can present itself in many different ways. We're all genuinely at risk."
The magician - who recently had to put his career on hold for several years as he battled Crohn's disease and arthritis - went on to thank key workers and urged people to stay indoors.
He said: "Now, touch wood my symptoms have been gradually decreasing day by day and I'm feeling better and better, I'm through the worst of it and I'm staying positive
"But if you're watching this, please please stay at home. Keep away from others, tend to yourselves your loved ones.
"You NHS and key workers out there the incredible NHS, Doctors, nurses and porters people putting food on our shelves. I think I speak on behalf of everyone out there thank you so much for the incredible work you're doing and you're genuine heroes in all of our hearts right now and thank you for everything you're doing.
"People please stay at home, stay safe."
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