Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Christopher Cross says COVID-19 left him quickly paralyzed and combating for his life — describing the battle because the “darkest” days he’s ever skilled.
Cross, 69, who’s identified for hits reminiscent of “Crusing,” stated he spent 10 days battling the virus within the intensive care unit in April.
“It was the worst 10 days of my life. And I couldn’t stroll, may barely transfer,” Cross advised CBS “Sunday Morning” in a clip of his first interview since beating the virus.
Cross — who has gained 5 Grammy awards — stated he and his girlfriend started to really feel sick after a visit to Mexico Metropolis and examined constructive for the virus.
After three weeks, he gave the impression to be on the mend, even feeling up sufficient to go to the grocery store, the outlet reported.
However when he obtained residence, his well being took a flip for the more serious and his legs gave out.
He was identified with a uncommon neurological dysfunction often known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which his medical doctors imagine was introduced on by the virus and triggered his physique to assault his nerves, CBS reported.
Cross stated the medical episode almost killed him and he feared that he would by no means stroll once more.
“It was definitely the darkest of occasions for me, you understand? It actually was touch-and-go, and hard,” he stated.
The paralysis ended up being momentary, however he stated he’s nonetheless recovering and utilizing a cane to get round.
“So yeah, my strolling is affected,” he stated. “My speech at occasions might be affected. Reminiscence is a giant deal, too. Simply neurologically, I’m form of somewhat foggy, you understand?”
And he stated he nonetheless doesn’t know if he’ll ever totally get well from the well being scare.
“However most individuals with Guillain-Barre heal about 90% to 100% over a few 12 months. That’s what my prognosis is,” he stated.
Cross stated he’s opening up about his battle now saying it’s “essential for individuals to know you will get this illness.”
“I felt it was form of my obligation to share with individuals: ‘Look, it is a large deal. Like, you’ve obtained to put on your masks. You’ve obtained to maintain one another. As a result of, you understand, this might occur to you,’” he stated within the interview, which is ready to air Sunday on this system.