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Piers Morgan has detailed his coronavirus battle, revealing he lost 2kg in weight after testing positive.

The former Good Morning Britain host, 56, was left with chest pains, fever and cold sweats after catching Covid-19 at last month’s Euro 2020 final.

Speaking of his recovery, the presenter shared that he is still feeling the impact of the symptoms, weeks after he first became ill.

‘It’s now been three weeks since I went down with Covid, and I still feel as rough as a badger’s backside, with chronic fatigue and a lack of taste/smell,’ he penned in his Daily Mail diary.

‘Many friends have also recently had the virus, with varying severity, as the Delta variant spreads like wildfire.’

Piers went on to reveal that pal James Blunt also caught it at a similar time, with the singer battling to keep his live performances from being cancelled.

He said the pair had one ‘side effect’ they both shared, explaining they had both lost weight during their respective battles.

‘In fact, the only side effect we shared was a positive one: weight loss,’ he added.

‘He’s shed 4kg [8lbs] and I’ve dropped 2kg [4lbs].’

Day 18 since covid symptoms started and still have shocking fatigue little taste/smell. Anyone else who got virus after being fully vaccinated having same ‘journey’ ?

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 31, 2021

Piers, who is fully vaccinated, shared his Covid-19 symptoms last month, explaining that he began to feel unwell two days after going to Wembley for the Euro 2020 final, on July 11.

He then took a lateral flow test and a PCR test, which both came back positive.

The Life Stories star experienced fever, cold sweats, coughing, sneezing, ’strange aches’ and ‘alarming’ chest pains, stating it was the ‘roughest’ he had felt from any illness in his adult life.

After Lewis Hamilton suggested he was struggling with long Covid last weekend, Piers added that he had still not returned to full health himself.

‘Do not underestimate the effects of long-covid,’ he added. ‘I’ve never had fatigue like this, nearly 3 weeks after symptoms started.

‘Lewis, one of the world’s fittest athletes, had covid 8 months ago and is still having issues he believes are linked to it.’

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