Piers has been suffering from long Covid since watching England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.
The presenter has been double-jabbed, and has credited the vaccine for preventing his Covid battle from becoming more serious, but since supporting the national team on July 11, he has suffered coughing fits, a high fever and chills.
Writing in his Event column for the Mail on Sunday, Piers shared that on July 16 he suffered: “a horrible night of high fever, cold sweats, ferocious coughing and sneezing and strange aches all over my body, none of which has been helped by the very hot weather that’s turned my bedroom into a Saharan furnace”.
One week later, Piers said that he had been “hit by a sudden, brutal blast of debilitating fatigue that left me flat-lined in bed all day and feeling as if I’d been run over”.
10 days after the final, he wrote: “Been a week now and although the fever’s long gone, the fatigue keeps overwhelming me like a soporific tidal wave.
“I haven’t even read a newspaper since developing symptoms, which for a news junkie like me is unprecedented.”