Will Young tells fans he's been 'struck' by coronavirus after 'almost getting away with it'

WILL Young has been 'struck' by coronavirus, he has tonight confirmed.

The singer, 41, took to social media and told fans that he has tested positive for the illness.

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Looking unwell, Will frowned for a selfie and wrote alongside it: "Covid strikes!!! Almost got away with it…"

Just two days ago, Will told his Twitter followers that his own father is considered high riskwhile arguing with a water supply company.

He tweeted: "So @thameswater have been so unhelpful and made SO many u turns to my poor dad who is high risk.

"Been going on since May at least and they WONT take responsibility. Well I’m joining the fight now. So disappointing but bring it on!!"

Thames Water has since reached out to the Pop Idol star and asked him to get in touch privately.

Will's Covid confirmation has come amid a huge rise in the number of cases sweeping the UK.

A concerning 36,804 new positive tests and 691 deaths were announced today (Tuesday December 22, 2020).

The latest daily figures show Covid cases have nearly doubled since the 18,450 infections recorded this time last week.

Will is not the only famous face to share worrying news about the pandemic either, which has seen a mutation of the virus within the UK.

Earlier today, former Towie star Gemma Collins revealed that her parents – Joan and Alan – have been struck down by Covid.

The heartbroken star said her mum and dad have tested positive for the illness and told how they are both "extremely unwell".

Gemma has urged people to follow Government guidelines and said her father broke down in tears as the illness took its toll.

In March, Joan was treated for pneumonia in hospital. She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, making her more prone to infections.

Great British Bake Off winner Laura Adlington has also tested positive for coronavirus.



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