Smokey Robinson urges people to take preventative measures against COVID-19: ...

Smokey Robinson urges people to take preventative measures against COVID-19: ...
Smokey Robinson urges people to take preventative measures against COVID-19: ...
Smokey Robinson, 81, talks about his near-death battle with COVID... as he urges people to take preventative measures against the 'real killer'

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Smokey Robinson has urged people to 'protect' themselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with 'real killer' COVID-19.

The Motown legend, 81, was hospitalized for 11 days last year, after contracting the coronavirus, and feared he would never sing again.

And the Tears of a Clown hitmaker has admitted it's been 'a really tough' thing to 'overcome' and he hopes by sharing his story, he will help others. 

Take care of one another: Smokey Robinson has urged people to 'protect' themselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with 'real killer' COVID-19 (pictured January 2020)

Take care of one another: Smokey Robinson has urged people to 'protect' themselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with 'real killer' COVID-19 (pictured January 2020)

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he said:  'I am very happy to share [my story] because I hope it helps someone, COVID just comes on and the people ask me today, who knew that I had it... where did you get it, how did you get it- I don't know. I have no idea how I got it. All I know is I looked up and I had it.'

The music legend added: 'It was a horrible, horrible thing and while I was going through it I

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