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Piers Morgan convinced his coronavirus scare was actually the ‘worst hay fever ever’ after testing negative

Piers Morgan convinced his coronavirus scare was actually the ‘worst hay fever ever’ after testing negative

PIERS Morgan is convinced his coronavirus scare was actually just hay fever after testing negative.

The 55-year-old feared he had the deadly bug when he suffered several symptoms earlier this month.

A day after thinking he might have coronavirus, Piers tested negativeITV

He was forced to take a week off presenting Good Morning Britain until a doctor said he was fit to return – leaving fans devastated.

Today he has revealed he was suffering from the “worst hay fever ever” – and it was similar to the symptoms he suffered when it was feared he had COVID-19.

“Worst hay fever I’ve ever had,” said Piers.

“Know pollen count’s very high, but anyone else getting it so bad? Any theories as to why? Is reduced pollution during lockdown a factor?”


A follower replied: “I was wondering the same thing, plus whether anyone else is having to reassure strangers the pollen-fuelled-sneeze volley with streaming red eyes is chronic hay fever and not anything COVID-y…!”

Piers said: “Exactly! I genuinely thought I had it several weeks ago, now I’m sure it was bad hay fever.
“Lot of similar symptoms apart from the fever, ironically.”

Describing his symptoms earlier this month, he said: “I developed shortness of breath, a cough and unusual lethary – three possible signs of COVID-19.”

Piers and Susanna socially distance on GMBRex Features
He told a Twitter user what symptoms he’d had

Piers and his co-host Susanna Reid have been on holiday this week for half-term.

The dynamic duo are returning tomorrow morning for more coverage on the coronavirus crisis.



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