Will Young has revealed he’s been ‘struck’ by COVID-19.
The Pop Idol winner, 41, to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to share a post claiming he ‘almost got away with it,’ after a year which has seen many stars battle the deadly virus.
It comes following a difficult year for Will after his brother Robert tragically took his own life by jumping from Westminster Bridge in August, and later told the inquest caring for his ‘suicidal’ twin eventually became ‘too much.’
Health scare: Will Young, 41, has revealed he’s been ‘struck’ by COVID-19 in an post he shared with fans on Instagram Stories on Tuesday
Posting a selfie of his pensive expression, Will wrote: ‘COVID strikes! Almost got away with it…’
Recent weeks have seen the number of new cases soar across the UK following the discovery of a new variant of coronavirus, which is thought to be far more infectious.
Will has faced a tough few months after his twin brother Rupert’s suicide, which came just days after he was hospitalised after being seen walking across the same bridge in London.
Challenging: The Pop Idol winner claimed he ‘almost got away with it,’ after a year which has seen many stars battle the deadly virus (pictured in September 2019)
Speaking to Poplar Coroners Court during his brother’s inquest, Will described himself as his brother’s carer before it ‘became too much’ and he left the room when the Coroner read heartbreaking evidence of the day his brother died.
Speaking at the inquest, Will said: ‘I was a carer for him, but it became too much. He could not look after himself and I did not believe he could look after his own life.
‘I feel it is difficult for me. I am someone who is pretty in control over my emotional well-being. I am a functional adult. I have done a lot of work on myself.’
Sad: It comes following a difficult year for Will after his brother Robert tragically took his own life by jumping from Westminster Bridge in August (pictured in 2008)
Rupert Young, 41, jumped to his death from Westminster Bridge following years of battling with mental health and addiction, the hearing was told.
The tragedy came just days after Rupert was found walking along the same bridge where he was talked down by emergency workers and taken to A&E.
His body was found with a hospital tag in the Thames on August 2 this year.
The Young family’s barrister said Rupert had managed to discharge himself from nearby St Thomas Hospital before taking his own life, and that the family have concerns over systemic failings in his care.
Will rose to fame when he was crowned the winner of the first ever series of Pop Idol in 2002, and publicly came out as gay after his stint on the show.
He joins a slew of stars who have battled COVID-19 this year including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Linda Lusardi and Sharon Osbourne.
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Tough: Speaking to Poplar Coroners Court during his brother’s inquest, Will described himself as his brother’s carer before it ‘became too much’ (pictured in 2009)
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