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John Bishop getting stronger amid Covid battle as he vows to work in January


John Bishop has assured fans that coronavirus is not taking him down.

The comic, 54, insisted that he’s already “getting a little stronger” after he and wife Melanie had received a positive test result on Christmas Day.

Despite revealing that they’d both been “flattened” by the deadly bug, it seems as though John is finally finding his strength again after what’s been an unconventional Christmas for the pair.

Taking to Twitter, John opened up about his recovery process as he vowed to return to work next month.

“Thank you for all the messages of support regarding my recent positive Covid test,” he penned.



John has vowed to return to work next month

“‘I have been overwhelmed and moved by the amount of messages privately and publicly. Every day we are getting a little stronger and I will be back at work in Jan.

“Keep safe and Happy New Year John x’.

But just 24 hours before his reassuring message, John shared a snap of an email from the NHS with his 3.5 million followers.

“This came through on Christmas Day,” he wrote.



John revealed he’s getting ‘a little stronger’ amid recovery from coronavirus

He continued: “This is the worst illness I have ever had, debilitating headaches, muscle joint and even skin pain, dizziness, nausea, no appetite, incredibly chronic fatigue.

“My wife and I are fit non smokers and it’s flattened us. I don’t wish this on anyone.”

John and Melanie have since been flooded with supportive messages and kind words from others on the platform.

Fellow comedian Lenny Henry offered: “Please look after yourself big guy. Here’s to a happier and healthier 21.”



John and wife Melanie were struck down with the deadly bug on Christmas Day

A fan penned: “Exactly the same in this house John. Christmas Day diagnosis. We sympathise with you and Mel. The dizziness is a killer. Get well soon.”

A third chimed in: “You have my sympathy – we both tested positive either side of Christmas – poor 2 year old and 5 year old are quarantined with us :(. Get well soon both of you.”

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