Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals he's suffered badly from 'horrible' coronavirus leaving him exhausted
SUPERVET Noel Fitzpatrick has revealed he's been suffering badly from a "horrible dose" of coronavirus.
The 53-year-old looked drained in an Instagram video update to his fans in which he said the illness had left him exhausted.
Receiving affection from his pet cat, Noel said: "Hi everybody Noel and Excalibur here, just having a cuddle. I wanted to reach out and say thank you for your good wishes.
"Some of you will know I've had Covid pretty bad these last couple of weeks. It's a horrible dose and leaves you very exhausted so I guess what I wanted to say is we're not done with this thing and you've got to look after each other.
"You've gotta observe the rules, wear your masks and observe social distancing and importantly get your vaccine if you can."
Revealing the toll Covid had taken on his own body, he continued:"Because this is a bad disease and it really takes it out [of you] and I can't emphasise enough that you've got to be careful still.
"If you can, give your animals a cuddle. That always makes things better but take care of each other.
"We're not done till we're done so do the right thing, look after each other and thank you so much for looking out for me. God bless."
He reassured fans he was over the worst and thanked them for their well wishes.
The TV star warned: "It really packs a punch."
Concerned fans sent him their love, with one writing: "OMG I didn’t know this. Very Best Wishes for a safe and complete recovery."
Another posted: "Warm wishes & hope your back to your good self soon ❤️."
A third said: "Get well soon…Thinking of you ."
Noel is an Irish veterinary surgeon who opened his pioneering private referral practice Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey in 2008.
Since then, he has taken part in the BBC documentary The Bionic Vet in 2010 and the Channel 4 series The Supervet.
He received a Guinness World Record for his pioneering operation on Oscar the cat, who was the first animal in the world to receive two bionic leg implants.
He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Surrey for the advancement of animal health.
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