Piers Morgan reveals his 'Covid brain fog' has finally gone after 8 months – but he STILL can't smell
PIERS Morgan is celebrating recovering from his "Covid brain fog" eight months after contracting the virus – yet says he still can't smell.
The former Good Morning Britain anchor, 56, was double jabbed when he was struck down with coronavirus and has told how the vaccines may well have saved his life.
Piers, the new host of NewsCorp's TalkTV channel, told how he was left bed-bound for a week at the height of his illness.
He has today taken to Twitter to reassure fans he's on the road to recovery after completing his first exercise bike fitness session at home.
He wrote: "BREAKING: Just finished first Peloton session in eight (long covid) months.
"Still got zero sense of smell, but taste returning fast, fatigue waves less frequent, brain fog gone.
"Putting this encouraging update out there for all those suffering LC issues. ps No loons need respond."
Piers' followers were quick to celebrate him overcoming his latest hurdle, with many commenting on their own experiences.
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One wrote: "Good news, I'm a PT was fit as a fiddle before Christmas, got COVID Christmas day and still off work..chronic fatigue, brain fog, struggling to walk, absolutely crazy! No underlying conditions!
"Months till I'm Back to work. Never had anything like it, torture most days!"
Another added: "That's great to hear! I am still dealing with muscle spasms from my case in January.
"Fortunately, they aren't causing cramps anymore. Still annoying, though."
Piers is convinced he was infected during the chaos at Wembley amid England's heartbreaking defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on July 11.
At first he was struck down with a raging fever, chills and violent coughing fits.
He previously wrote in the Mail on Sunday that on July 16 he suffered through a "horrible night of high fever, cold sweats, ferocious coughing and sneezing and strange aches all over my body, none of which has been helped by the very hot weather that's turned my bedroom into a Saharan furnace".
Days later he said he was "hit by a sudden, brutal blast of debilitating fatigue that left me flat-lined in bed all day and feeling as if I'd been run over".
By July 21 he was "still flat-lined in bed".
At the time, he wrote: "Been a week now and although the fever's long gone, the fatigue keeps overwhelming me like a soporific tidal wave. I haven't even read a newspaper since developing symptoms, which for a news junkie like me is unprecedented."
Piers said the vaccine had saved his life, and his thoughts were with former GMB colleague Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper – whose body was ravaged by coronavirus last year.
He wrote: "Derek is three years younger than me and remains in a virtual coma 15 months after being rushed to hospital at the height of the first wave of the pandemic with a headache and breathing issues.
"Of course, the big and very fortunate difference for me is that vaccines have since been developed and I'm double-jabbed with the Oxford/AstraZeneca one."
He has since had the booster jab.
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