Singer Cody Simpson, 25, reveals he was ‘bedridden’ after catching Covid-19: ‘I thought I was going to die’
Cody Simpson, 25, revealed he thought he was going to die of covid, in a candid interview with The Daily Telegraph.
The Olympic hopeful detailed his battle with the dreaded virus, saying it hit him “really hard” during training.
“It hit me really hard – I was bedridden,” Cody said. The singer then added, “I thought I was going to die. It was so bad.
Battle: Singer Cody Simpson, 25, revealed he was ‘bedridden’ after catching covid saying ‘I thought I was going to die’ during an interview with The Daily Telegraph this week
Cody explained that he fears the virus will permanently damage his lungs, which will hurt his chances in Paris in 2024.
However, he soon resumed training in the pool.
“It was tough, but I feel like I came out the other side and was able to get a really good practice block,” he said.
Hit hard: “It hit me really hard – I was bedridden,” Cody said. The singer then added: ‘I thought I was going to die. It was so bad’
Cody has never been public about his battle with covid. However, he spoke out against the closures in August last year.
“Making the most of Australia’s lockdown. We can’t train in our pool all week,” he wrote alongside a photo of himself posing at the beach.
“But more importantly, most people have had to shut down their businesses,” he added.
Speaking out: Cody has never gone public about his battle with covid. However, he spoke out against lockdowns in August last year
“It’s a curious and complex argument, but hopefully the world can reopen soon and we can get back to normal life.”
The Gold Coast native, who has a reported net worth of $6million, suggested that government officials ordering lockdowns are not suffering like ordinary Australians.
“If politicians and bureaucrats had to sacrifice their salaries or take pay cuts during the shutdowns, I wonder how long they would last? Food for thought,” he asked.
Rant: The singer and aspiring Olympic swimmer shared his thoughts in an Instagram post, three days after his home state of Queensland was plunged into an instant lockdown
Cody went on to say that “the best armor we have is a healthy lifestyle and sustainable decision making.”
He also suggested that “fear” was being used as a “weapon” to destroy “freedom”, and urged his followers to “turn off the news and get out!” »
Cody says he trains in the pool nine times a week for up to two hours a day while doing three intense weight training sessions of 90 minutes each.
Difficult: The musician unfortunately missed out on a place in the Tokyo Olympics at the Australian Olympic trials in June last year. Here training at the pool