Piers Morgan has described how he caught Covid-19 while watching the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 11th.
The 56-year-old, who lives in West Sussex with his wife Celia Walden and has a large garden and swimming pool, said he had a fever, chills, a terrible cough, and sneezing bouts that left him weary.
The former host of Good Morning Britain told the Mail on Sunday that his "confidence" in the event, which saw England lose 3-2 after losing three penalty shootouts, had "disintegrated" because it was a "free-for-all" amid the pandemic.
He started feeling poorly two days after the major match and decided to have a lateral flow test, which came back positive. Despite having received both doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, he underwent a PCR test, which confirmed the diagnosis.
"My voice now sounds like Barry White, though I couldn't feel less like a Walrus of Love," he told the publication after he'd recovered from his symptoms.
Piers, whose son Spencer made a joke about his ITV walkout in a Father's Day message, added: "This is the most difficult illness I've ever experienced in my adult life, but as I cough and splutter my way out, I'm beginning to feel better.
"I'm still alive, unlike the millions of others who have died as a result of the Covid pandemic around the world.
"For that, I owe a heartfelt debt of thanks to the brilliant scientists up in Oxford who created the Astra-Zeneca vaccine with such astonishing speed."
Piers recently launched a new attack on Prince Harry after it was revealed that the 36-year-old would be releasing his own memoir.
Harry's "intimate" and "heartfelt" memoir, which is apparently a four-book deal with publishers Penguin Random House worth up to £29 million, prompted the TV star to take to Twitter.
Piers responded to ITV's royal editor Chris Ship's tweet, which read: "NEW: Prince Harry will pen his autobiography.
"It's an intimate and passionate biography from one of the most fascinating and powerful global individuals of our time," according to @penguinrandom.
"According to the publisher, he will share his "adventures, losses, and life lessons." The film will be released in late 2022 ".
Piers responded with the emojis "You've got to be f*cking joking?????" and "You've got to be f*cking joking?"
He later responded to Omid Scobie, the Duke, and Duchess of Sussex's biographer, who had tweeted about the same announcement.
Piers stated: "Are you prepared to share his story? [emoji of a laughing face] Throughout the horrific year, Prince Privacy hasn't stopped yapping, moaning, and disparaging his family."