'On another level': Fresh setback in Greg Norman's virus nightmare

Andrew Reid
·3-min read
Pictured here, Greg Norman playing golf and on the right, lying in a Florida hospital bed with COVID-19.
Greg Norman is back in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 again. Pic: Getty/Instagram

Greg Norman is back in hospital after revealing that COVID-19 had "kicked the crap" out of him over this festive period.

Norman hit out on social media after being forced to spend Christmas Day in a hospital bed after testing positive for coronavirus.

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He was then released and forced into self-isolation from home, but the 65-year-old's roller coaster journey has now taken another twist.

Norman revealed on Instagram yesterday that he had returned home after his first visit to the emergency room, despite still experiencing mild effects from the virus.

The two-time major winner still had to pass two successive tests to be cleared of COVID-19, with his second one coming back positive for the virus.

Greg Norman was seen here in a hospital bed with COVID-19 on Christmas Day.
Greg Norman was forced to spend his Christmas in hospital with coronavirus. Pic: Instagram

It meant Norman was forced back into a hospital in his hometown Florida, where he provided a a telling update to his 191,000 Instagram followers.

"I hope this will be my final update on this CoVid saga of mine," Norman wrote alongside another shot of him on a hospital bed.

"Getting an infusion of Bamlanivimab antibody. The path to full recovery. Hoping to be out later today.”

Norman prides himself on being incredibly fit and often wows fans with videos of his intense workout sessions and ripped physique.

However, the golfing legend admitted the virus is "like nothing I have ever experienced before" and revealed the brutal toll it had taken on him.

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“I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before,” Norman wrote on Instagram.

“Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scraping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work like yesterday walking my dog Apollo my quads and hip flexors just did not want to work due to fatigue.

“Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with memory of names and things. Then there is irritation.”

Norman thanked all the medical staff who had helped battle the virus and urged people to take the "hideous" pandemic seriously.

“So please take care. And for those doubters out there, do not judge or cast unwarranted comments and opinions I would not want anyone, even you, to experience this hideous virus,” he said.

“So I ask, do what is right, not just for you, but your family, friends, co-workers and other people around. I am luckier than most and for that I am thankful and blessed.

“Also the world is blessed and science has acted and performed like never before in getting a vaccine/s for all to eventually receive. Thank you to those people.

“We need to get our world back in healthy harmony so we can get healthy economically and prosperously with millions and millions of people getting their lives back.

“God bless those infected and who may fall unwittingly to this virus. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Once out of here today back to quarantine.”

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