Ashley Cain has revealed he caught Covid-19 and has told of the struggles he faced as he spent five days in bed.
The reality TV star took to his Instagram Stories on Monday night to update his fans of his condition.
And in his nighttime message he confessed that his body “isn’t recovering” properly after catching the virus almost two weeks ago.
The 30-year-old said: “It’s been a mad 10 days. I actually caught Covid – quite bad to be honest.
“I was in bed straight for five days. Couldn’t get up. I had fever-like symptoms. I was going hot and then cold and lost my smell, lost my taste.
“I get headaches, backaches, my body was completely aching. I started developing problems breathing as well.”
He went on to say that perhaps he was silly, but he kept trying to do exercise indoors as it’s the only thing that brings him joy at the minute.
He admitted what he’s gone through recently has been mentally taxing so he had to try to exercise wherever possible.
And he revealed that his last day of isolation came the day before the dubbed Freedom Day on Monday, so he did a 25-mile bike ride and a freshwater swim.
However, he admitted that his body “isn’t recovering” following his Covid diagnosis.
He continued: “The Covid has took me way back. My body is not recovering. I did a lower body circuit yesterday and today I could hardly walk.”
He said he tried to do a bike ride to loosen his legs but it felt like he was “biking with my brakes on with flat tyres”.
Ashley revealed that it led to him struggling with his breathing and his muscles were fatiguing.
He finished his message by telling his followers to “make sure you’re safe” and to be “mindful that there is something out there”.
Earlier in the day the former footballer shared a heartfelt video of him wading into the sea to pray to his late daughter Azaylia who sadly passed away at just eight months old in April.
Since her death from Myeloid Leukaemia, he has been documenting his journey through grief with his 1.3million Instagram followers.
And the former Ex on the Beach star said he felt “something euphoric” as he began to pray with his late daughter.
He chose to have American motivational speaker Eric D. Thomas’ speech dubbed over the footage, which spoke to his grief.