The second time around he contracted the virus while overseas on holidays with his wife, Ayda and their four children in St Barts. They ended up isolating for three weeks while recovering from COVID-19.
While there are worse places in the world to be sick, it’s no wonder Williams has been reportedly hit with long COVID after battling the illness twice.
Long COVID has been spoken about widely over the past couple of years and as more research is released, we are learning more about the devastating ongoing health effects of this pandemic.
According to the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, the most common Long COVID symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath and ‘brain fog’ lasting longer than four weeks-post contracting the virus.
Apparently it can take up to three or four months to recover from Long COVID although as time goes on, although many have reported suffering for far longer without improvement.
In September, 2022 Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP successfully lobbied for further research and reporting to be conducted in order to learn more about Long COVID.
Listen to No Filter, On this episode. Tracey Spicer speaking about how she became one of the unlucky ones: a sufferer of the dreaded Long Covid. Post continues below.
As for Robbie Williams, while he's struggling, it seems he's not going to give up his day job anytime soon.
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