Its lingering! Lulu, 72, reveals she had coronavirus in January – Daily Mail

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‘It’s lingering!’ Lulu, 72, reveals she had coronavirus in January and says six months on she still gets ‘tired’ but feels lucky she didn’t have to go to hospital

Lulu has revealed she had coronavirus in January and says six months on the impact on her health is ‘lingering’. 

The singing icon, 72, said she ‘had it for a few weeks’ but that even now she has noticed she still feels ‘tired’.

Speaking on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain with Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid, the star said said she felt lucky she didn’t have to go to hospital with it. 

Worry: Lulu has revealed she had coronavirus in January and says six months on the impact on her health is 'lingering' as she made an appearance on GMB on Wednesday

Worry: Lulu has revealed she had coronavirus in January and says six months on the impact on her health is 'lingering' as she made an appearance on GMB on Wednesday

Worry: Lulu has revealed she had coronavirus in January and says six months on the impact on her health is ‘lingering’ as she made an appearance on GMB on Wednesday

She said: ‘I actually got it in January, I was really lucky because I didn’t have to go to hospital, but I’ve noticed that I am still tired and have this little cough sometimes… it’s lingering.

‘I don’t know if I could say it’s long covid but it is lingering.’

She continued: ‘I think I was lucky that I wasn’t laid out for 3 or 4 or 5 months, I had it for a few weeks, I didn’t have to go to hospital. 

Battle: The singing icon, 72, said she 'had it for a few weeks' but that even now she has noticed she still feels 'tired' (pictured last week)

Battle: The singing icon, 72, said she 'had it for a few weeks' but that even now she has noticed she still feels 'tired' (pictured last week)

Battle: The singing icon, 72, said she ‘had it for a few weeks’ but that even now she has noticed she still feels ‘tired’ (pictured last week) 

Difficult: Speaking on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain with Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid, the star said said she felt lucky she didn't have to go to hospital with it

Difficult: Speaking on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain with Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid, the star said said she felt lucky she didn't have to go to hospital with it

Difficult: Speaking on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain with Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid, the star said said she felt lucky she didn’t have to go to hospital with it

‘I’ve had two vaccinations, I’ve got antibodies up the wazoo!’

During the TV interview, Richard, 65, complimented her on her youthful looks and asked what her secret was.

The beauty responded: ‘I wake up looking like this every morning, ha-ha! 

‘I got up at the crack of dawn, I put on make-up and couldn’t be bothered to do my hair so I decided to keep this hat on.’

She also discussed going on tour after lockdown, saying: ‘I don’t think I’ve never not worked for so long so I have some really exciting shows coming up.’ 

Impressed: During the TV interview, Richard, 65, complimented her on her youthful looks and asked what her secret was

Impressed: During the TV interview, Richard, 65, complimented her on her youthful looks and asked what her secret was

Impressed: During the TV interview, Richard, 65, complimented her on her youthful looks and asked what her secret was

Star: The songstress is famous for her incredibly successful singing career (pictured in 1970)

Star: The songstress is famous for her incredibly successful singing career (pictured in 1970)

Star: The songstress is famous for her incredibly successful singing career (pictured in 1970)

The songstress is famous for her incredibly successful singing career and her brief fling with David Bowie.

In 2019 she revealed she was in love with him in the seventies.

Speaking Lorraine, the star opened up about her liaison with the late Heroes hitmaker, who died in 2016, saying the pair shared a ‘unique relationship’.  

She said: ‘I had a little bit of a thing about him I would say. And it was reciprocal.’  

She added they had ‘snogged’ and when asked by Ross King if she had been in love with the Starman singer, she revealed: ‘Maybe for a minute, yeah.’ 

The Shout hitmaker has previously discussed her romance with Bowie in her autobiography, I Don’t Want To Fight and in a 2017 interview with Weekend Magazine.

The pair collaborated on 1974 track, The Man Who Sold The World. David invited her to record with him at his chateau-based studio in France, with the pair ending up in bed together, even though he famously told her she could do with losing weight. 

‘He wasn’t suggesting I should lose weight because he fancied me more that way,’ she pointed out in her book. ‘It was more a professional observation. He was one of the pioneers of the emaciated, heroin-chic look and he thought it would help my career. It was typical of David.’

The singer has been married twice, first to Bee Gee Maurice Gibb in 1969 and then to hairdresser John Frieda, who is the father of her son Jordan, 43. 

Close: Lulu is also known for her brief fling with David Bowie. In 2019 she revealed she was in love with him in the seventies (pictured in 2000)

Close: Lulu is also known for her brief fling with David Bowie. In 2019 she revealed she was in love with him in the seventies (pictured in 2000)

Close: Lulu is also known for her brief fling with David Bowie. In 2019 she revealed she was in love with him in the seventies (pictured in 2000)

 

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