Charlotte Hawkins gives health update following covid
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During Friday’s Good Morning Britain, Charlotte Hawkins opened up about her health with co-hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard. The presenter admitted she rushed to the doctors on Thursday as she suspected she had a blood clot in her leg. It comes after Charlotte tested positive for COVID-19 and had to self-isolate for 10 days.
Speaking to Ben and Kate about the worrying incident, the 46-year-old began: “Yesterday I had a situation with my leg that went completely numb, and I had a pain.
“I rang the doctors and I had to go and get it checked for a suspected blood clot.”
“But it wasn’t?” Ben quizzed as she replied: “It wasn’t, luckily which I am very grateful for.”
She continued: “I sort of assumed because I was lucky to have it (COVID-19) mildly that I would emerge from this and suddenly get better.”
“There are so many people who are living with all sorts or strange after symptoms,” she added.
“Varying degrees,” Charlotte explained as Ben chipped in: “We’re used to tiredness when we come off air, but you’re talking about a different kind.”
“It’s absolutely exhaustion,” Charlotte replied. “Like I’ve got to go straight back home and back to bed.
“That’s it I can’t do anything.”
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When Charlotte made a return to GMB on Monday, she spoke with Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell about her symptoms.
She went on to explain she had to isolate for more than 10 days.
She recalled: “I started to feel unwell and kept doing tests because something wasn’t right.
“Dr Hilary kept saying about this super cold, one of the tests came back positive.”
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Charlotte said one of the most challenging aspects was being separated from her six-year-old daughter, Ella Rose.
She added: “The hardest thing was… but having to isolate away from my six-year-old, not being able to hug her.
“I just wanted to make sure I kept her safe and not pass it to her or my husband and luckily they were both OK.
“I was so relieved to be out and hug again. It’s not much fun at all going through it.”
Charlotte took to social media following the episode. In view of her 242,000 followers, the host penned: “Talking long covid on @gmb, despite luckily only having mild symptoms I’ve been left with exhaustion, brain fog & leg numbness/pain that had to be checked for a suspected blood clot (fortunately wasn’t).
“Sending love to all those battling the effects & after-effects of this virus.” (sic)
Charlotte’s followers were quick to reply to her post, with many wishing the host well.
Alison replied: “Important to share and I hope you recover Charlotte. I’ve experienced a few problems myself.”
Joan added: “Awful times you are having. Can only wish you a good recovery in time. Look after yourself as best you can. You were lucky in not having the blood clots. Take Care. Sending love.” (sic)
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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