Paul Chuckle announces he's been diagnosed with 'mild' form of coronavirus (Image: GETTY•TWITTER)
Chuckle Brothers star Paul Chuckle, 72, has revealed he has been battling a "mild" form of the deadly coronavirus that's been sweeping rapidly around the world.
I have been laid up with COVID-19 for a good few days, just mild but it was there and it's not nice, I promise you
On Monday, the TV icon took to Twitter to announce his latest health update, describing the symptoms as "not nice" to deal with.
In a video, he let his fans know he was "on the mend" despite his diagnosis with COVID-19.
"Hi guys, just checking in to let you know I'm still around," he began.
"I have been laid up with COVID-19 for a good few days, just mild but it was there and it's not nice, I promise you. So please, please stay inside."
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Paul Chuckle pleaded with fans to 'stay inside' during the coronavirus pandemic (Image: TWITTER)
Paul Chuckle announced he has a 'mild' form of COVID-19 (Image: ITV)
He continued to plead with viewers to take the pressure off of the NHS by adhering to the latest government advice.
"We're all going stir crazy, we know that, but please stay inside. Take the pressure off the NHS, Marie Curie, et cetera. Please, please stay in guys, and enjoy as best you can."
Although it hadn't been confirmed, Paul had dropped hints that he had come down worth he virus after posting a picture to the social media site of the view from his window, captioning it: "Well I'm a week into cancelled work