Celebrity / 25-03-2020

The Chase's Paul Sinha admits he feels guilty after quizmate dies of coronavirus

The Chase's Paul Sinha said he was dealing with guilt and anger following the death of his team mate

The Chase's Paul Sinha admits he feels guilty after quizmate dies of coronavirus

The Chase's Paul Sinha confessed he was feeling "angry and guilty" after his quizmate died of coronavirus.

Paul, who has tested positive for coronavirus and has Parkinson's disease, spoke out after his friend Jon Jacob died following contracting COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The game show star, 49, admitted he had been dealing with his own anger and guilty following his friend's death.

Also, the star shared he was feeling feeling "fairly unwell" when he updated his fans on his own health after testing positive for coronavirus.

In the wake of his friend's tragic death, the quiz mastermind said he would be taking a step back from social media while he recovered from the virus.

The Chase's Paul Sinha admits he feels guilty after quizmate dies of coronavirus

In a series of tweets, he said: "I will be taking a massive step back on here. I'm shattered. Everyone please stay safe.

"3/4 I’m already fairly unwell and I had to deal with anger and guilt in equal measure yesterday. The net result is...

"1/4. Yesterday I tweeted a tribute to a departed friend. I deleted the tweet after a few minutes because so many of the replies talked about “my loss” rather than that of his family. I then fell asleep."

Paul, who has tested positive for coronavirus and has Parkinson's disease, spoke out after his friend Jon Jacob died following contracting COVID-19 on Tuesday

The tragic news comes just days after Paul himself declared he was showing symptoms of the virus.

The quiz master said over the weekend he had started social distancing too late and had been struck down by an illness.

"Although I can't be sure and I can't be tested it seems likely I have Coronavirus," he tweeted.

Paul warned others he had started social distancing too late before he was struck down with what he believes to be coronavirus

"Started social distancing a few days too late. Anyone upsets me; I'll be around to sneeze in your home."

Paul's health had been deteriorating two years prior to his Parkinson's diagnosis last June - but he said he wouldn't allow the disease to change him.

He told The Guardian : "The thing that has changed most since the diagnosis is that I've lost my fear.

"I've always been one of those comics who doesn't say much on panel shows because I’m terrified of saying the wrong thing or offending the wrong person.

"But now, I've lost all that. I've got the exaggerated carpe diem that a lot of people get with their diagnosis."

In the UK, government have advised anyone over 70 or with underlying health conditions must self-isolate for 12 weeks.

Groups of people over their 70s or with underlying health conditions have been proven to be most at risk amid the outbreak of COVID-19.



25-03-2020 15:00, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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