Magician Dynamo reveals he tested positive for coronavirus: 'My symptoms have been quite severe'

2020-04-02 15:32

British TV magician Dynamo is the latest star to have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus.

The 37-year-old shared a video on his Instagram account, explaining he was advised to get tested after experiencing "a persistent cough and lots of aches and pains" related to his ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease.

He reassures fans he's "over the worst of it" but "wanted to let you all know what’s been happening".

He says he was advised to have a private test due to being "high-risk" as he’s on immuno-suppressant therapy for his Crohn's disease, which he was diagnosed with at 14.

"Although I haven't a fever, my symptoms have been quite severe.

"I self-isolated for just over two weeks and took the necessary precautions. I was able to inform those I'd been in contact with so they could take their own precautions," he adds.

He concluded by praising the medical staff and other key workers for all they've been doing.

"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: thanks so much for the incredible work you're doing. 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, and thanks for taking time to watch this video, bye."

Dynamo was forced to put his career on hold for a few years while he battled arthritis, but he’s set to return to the UK’s small-screen with the Sky One series, Dynamo Beyond Belief.

Sources: Daily Mail, Instagram

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