Fiona Philips reveals how trolls taunted her while she had coronavirus

Fiona Philips reveals how trolls brutally taunted and goaded her while she was ‘at death’s door’ battling coronavirus

  • The former GMTV presenter first revealed she had coronavirus on March 20 
  • In March spoke publicly about symptoms of the virus and her health troubles
  • Recently admitted that she received ‘nasty comments’ from trolls on Twitter
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Fiona Phillips has revealed that she had to endure ‘nasty comments’ while she tried to recover from the coronavirus.

The TV presenter, 59, who announced that she had contracted the virus in March and has since made a full recovery, said was forced to quit Twitter altogether due to the trolls. 

It comes just months after the broadcaster spoke publicly about her health troubles and said the virus had left her with an ‘annoying dry cough, aches, pains, lethargy and a whole-body-sized cloak of sweat’.

Former GMTV host Fiona Phillips revealed she received ‘nasty comments’  as she tried to recover from Covid-19

The broadcaster told The Daily Star Sunday: ‘I came off Twitter altogether because even when they think you’re on death’s door, there are still people making nasty comments about you.’

The star, who first revealed she had coronavirus on March 20 after suffering a ‘sore throat, dry cough and headache’, went on to share that she was left without any time to think as the virus took over.

Phillips continued: ‘There’s an element of fear. The unknown is very scary. But I didn’t have time to think of whether I might not get through it because it knocked me out.’   

She added: ‘I completely let the illness take me over. Now I’m fed up and can’t wait for this to be over.’ 

The former GMTV host became one of the first media personalities to reveal she was suffering from Covid-19.

In March, she wrote in a column for The Mirror that the virus had left her with ‘shortness of breath’ and ‘a whole-body-sized cloak of sweat’. 

The star revealed: ‘Having come bearing gifts such as a fiery sore throat, high temperature/fever, shortness of breath, annoying dry cough, aches, pains, lethargy and a whole-body-sized cloak of sweat – nice – I’ll be doing my best to make sure [COVID-19] doesn’t stay too long either.’

She recounted: ‘The first sign of the nasty bug’s generosity was about a week ago, in the form of a horrible, sort of scratchy gut pain that made me feel full, from my throat, right down through my whole digestive system.

In March, the TV presenter took to Twitter to announced that she was in bed with coronavirus 

The star first revealed she had coronavirus on March 20 after suffering a ‘sore throat, dry cough and headache’

Phillips (left on GMTV with with Eamonn Holmes with Esther McVey in 1999) has now made a full recovery

‘It kept me awake all night – it was as if a witch had shoved her twiggy broom up into my alimentary canal and on into my throat, left it there and had then intermittently twisted it.’ 

The TV presenter, who has also guest hosted Lorraine, previously took to Twitter to share the news of her diagnosis in a message which read: ‘I am in bed with #coronvirusuk.

‘It’s not a very pleasant bedfellow, but nothing more than sore throat, dry cough, headache & tiredness. As long as it stays that way….DON’T panic!’

Following her tweet her former GMTV co-host Eamonn Holmes, 60, shared a message of support, writing: ‘Get well soon Miss Fiona. Keep us posted x.’ (sic) 

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