Shirley Ballas feeling 'exhausted' 6 weeks after coronavirus
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 April 2021
'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Shirley Ballas is still feeling "exhausted" six weeks after she had coronavirus, so much so she has been going to bed at 7pm some nights
Shirley Ballas has been feeling "exhausted" since she had coronavirus, and has to go to bed at 7pm.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge is in her sixth week of her recovery from COVID-19, but the virus has left her "tired" and needing to go to sleep much earlier than she used to.
Speaking on 'Morning Live', which she guest hosted today (16.04.21), Shirley, 60, said: "Lots of people recovering from COVID, including myself, feel tired.
"I've had it for weeks, I'm going into week six.
"I'm normally a sprightly person going morning until night.
"I'm exhausted, I'm tired. And sometimes by seven o'clock, to be quite honest, I just have to go to bed."
Dr Vanessa Apea advised Shirley to speak to her GP if the tiredness "persists for longer, getting up to three months", and told her to "be kind to [herself]" during her recovery.
Shirley admitted she has been "worrying" about "keeping moving", but she now plans to take it easy.
She added: "I think a key there is 'be kind to yourself'.
"I'm always worrying about keeping moving, but I think that – be kind, take it easy."
In February, Shirley had the first of her coronavirus jabs, and she encouraged people "young and old and everyone in between" to take the vaccine.
She said: "At last my turn has come to get my vaccine. I’m totally impressed with my clinic. Straight in , totally organized helpful in every way possible. A little quick jab didn’t hurt at all. Friendly atmosphere with everyone on the same journey. I urge everyone young and old and everyone in between to take the vaccine. If we all do this together we can get back to some sort of normality We are all in this together. (sic)"