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Linda Lusardi, 61, shares first snap after COVID-19 battle


Linda Lusardi has shared her first snap after being discharged from hospital following COVID-19 battle. 

It comes after she said it’s ‘good to be home’ on Friday after she was discharged from hospital following her brutal COVID-19 battle.

The former glamour girl, 61, sent in a health update to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning after she and her husband Sam Kane contracted the deadly virus. 

Linda, who is recovering from home following a 10-day stint in hospital, revealed she was enjoying the ITV chatshow from bed.

Home: Linda Lusardi has shared her first snap after being discharged from hospital following COVID-19 battle

Home: Linda Lusardi has shared her first snap after being discharged from hospital following COVID-19 battle

'Good to be home': Linda Lusardi said it's 'good to be home' on Friday after she was discharged from hospital following her brutal COVID-19 battle (pictured on Lorraine in August 2019)

‘Good to be home’: Linda Lusardi said it’s ‘good to be home’ on Friday after she was discharged from hospital following her brutal COVID-19 battle (pictured on Lorraine in August 2019) 

Reading out the former Emmerdale star’s message, Eamonn said: ‘It’s fascinating who gets in touch with you just while we sit here.   

‘Here’s a lovely message from someone who suffered, her and her husband, with COVID-19. Hospitalised because of it and that is Linda Lusardi.

‘She says, “Just enjoying watching you from my bed this morning Eamonn. So good to be home, love to you both” and she just talks about when she was in hospital.’

While Ruth sent her well-wishes to Linda and added: ‘We’re very glad you’re home and hope Dexter, your little doggy, is on your lap.’

Update: The former glamour girl, 61, sent in a health update to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning after she and her husband Sam Kane contracted the deadly virus

Update: The former glamour girl, 61, sent in a health update to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning after she and her husband Sam Kane contracted the deadly virus

Battle: Linda, who is recovering from home following a 10-day stint in hospital, revealed she was enjoying the ITV chatshow from bed (pictured with husband Sam in November 2018)

Battle: Linda, who is recovering from home following a 10-day stint in hospital, revealed she was enjoying the ITV chatshow from bed (pictured with husband Sam in November 2018)  

To which Eamonn joked: ‘Sam [her husband] will be on your lap more likely.’ 

Also on Friday’s This Morning, Eamonn and Ruth responded to viewers’ queries after they complained that they were sitting too close to each other and not practising social distancing.

Eamonn said: ‘We are here on the advice of the government medical guidelines and ITV. As we live together and share the same house, we can and should actually sit together. There is absolutely no problem with that. 

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‘So you’re really just wasting your time complaining, those who do, most people have accepted and realised that.’

Hitting back: Also on Friday's This Morning, Eamonn and Ruth hit back at fans' complaints that they were sitting too close to each other and not practising social distancing

Hitting back: Also on Friday’s This Morning, Eamonn and Ruth hit back at fans’ complaints that they were sitting too close to each other and not practising social distancing

Eamonn said: 'We are here on the advice of the government medical guidelines and ITV. As we live together and share the same house, we can and should actually sit together. There is absolutely no problem with that.' with a graphic (pictured) also showing up on the show

Eamonn said: ‘We are here on the advice of the government medical guidelines and ITV. As we live together and share the same house, we can and should actually sit together. There is absolutely no problem with that.’ with a graphic (pictured) also showing up on the show 

To which Ruth added: ‘We live together, sleep together, eat together, so that’s fine. We’re married, it’s alright!’ 

The ITV chatshow then flashed a graphic throughout the programme, which stated: ‘Following government guidelines, Eamonn and Ruth can sit close together – as members of the one household.’

Linda’s message comes after she admitted her COVID-19 symptoms made her feel like she ‘wanted to die’ after she and her husband Sam contracted with virus.

The former glamour girl said that she felt full of despair before being rushed to hospital.

Linda revealed that at one stage she could feel herself ‘drifting away’ and doctors told her that they couldn’t guarantee she would survive the illness.

Shocking: Linda's message comes after she admitted her COVID-19 symptoms made her feel like she 'wanted to die' after she and her husband Sam contracted with virus (pictured in 2018)

Shocking: Linda’s message comes after she admitted her COVID-19 symptoms made her feel like she ‘wanted to die’ after she and her husband Sam contracted with virus (pictured in 2018)

After being discharged from hospital, Linda spoke to The Sun, and said: ‘It got to the stage where both of us were praying we wouldn’t wake up because it was so bad.’

Her husband Sam, 51, added: ‘We just looked at each other and said, “Look, we can’t take this anymore”, adding that they weren’t sure if they would live or die.’

Sam said that he thinks he may have caught the virus during a business meeting and passed it onto his wife while she cared for him in their home. 

Grateful: Linda and Sam's daughter Lucy had previously lauded NHS staff for helping her parents through their respective coronavirus battles (pictured together in March 2018)

Grateful: Linda and Sam’s daughter Lucy had previously lauded NHS staff for helping her parents through their respective coronavirus battles (pictured together in March 2018)

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Linda revealed that her symptoms began with a fever and feeling rough before she began deteriorating to the point where she wanted to make herself sick to feel relief.

The couple’s son Jack, 20, made the decision to call an ambulance for them where they were given oxygen and driven to hospital.

Linda, who was left fearing that she would never see her children again, said: ‘I was lying on the bed and had my arm over my head and thought, “I’m going, this is it, I could feel myself drifting away.”

The former Page 3 girl is now back at home following her hospital stay and said she still feels tired and sometimes breathless as she recovers from the virus.

Praise: She issued her statement after the Clap For Carers tribute, which saw people up and down the country honour the NHS by standing outside their house applauding

Praise: She issued her statement after the Clap For Carers tribute, which saw people up and down the country honour the NHS by standing outside their house applauding

Sam recently praised the National Health Service for their incredible work while updating followers on Linda’s condition. 

Linda and Sam’s daughter Lucy had previously lauded NHS staff for helping her parents through their respective coronavirus battles. 

She wrote on Instragram: ‘I would like to say a personal thank you to all the wonderful staff that nursed my amazing dad back to health and all the staff currently looking after my beautiful mum, helping her recover from this awful virus…

Thank you! Sam recently praised the National Health Service for their incredible work while updating followers on Linda's condition (pictured together in 2018)

Thank you! Sam recently praised the National Health Service for their incredible work while updating followers on Linda’s condition (pictured together in 2018) 

‘You’re all incredible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.’ 

On Thursday, Linda paid tribute to her friend Eddie Large after he died aged 78 from coronavirus, days after she left hospital following a battle with the infection.

Linda said she and Sam were ‘devastated’ at the passing of the TV legend, with his family saying he contracted coronavirus in hospital, where he was being treated for heart failure.

She wrote: ‘We are devastated at the news that our wonderful friend Eddie Large has died from the virus. Our love and best wishes go to his beautiful wife Patsy and his family.’

Much missed: The actress also shared a beautiful photo of Eddie with his wife Patsy Scott on Instagram and tagged husband Sam (pictured in 2003)

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Much missed: The actress also shared a beautiful photo of Eddie with his wife Patsy Scott on Instagram and tagged husband Sam (pictured in 2003)

The actress also shared a beautiful photo of Eddie with his wife Patsy Scott on Instagram and tagged husband Sam.   

Eddie, one half of the famous comedy double act Little and Large, died at the age of 78 after contracting coronavirus in hospital while being treated for heart failure, his family revealed on Thursday.

The Glasgow-born comedian, whose real name was Edward Hugh McGinnis, was known for his partnership with Syd Little which spanned five decades after winning Opportunity Knocks in 1971.

Tribute: She wrote: 'We are devastated at the news that our wonderful friend Eddie Large has died from the virus. Our love and best wishes go to his beautiful wife Patsy and his family

Tribute: She wrote: ‘We are devastated at the news that our wonderful friend Eddie Large has died from the virus. Our love and best wishes go to his beautiful wife Patsy and his family

Eddie, a lifelong Manchester City fan who lived with his wife Patsy in Portishead, near Bristol, died alone in hospital because of a ban on visitors during the current crisis.

His son Ryan said ‘his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight’ coronavirus. He had a heart transplant in 2003.

His agent Peter Mansfield said: ‘His family were very sad not to be able to be in the same room as him, touching him, in the last week because of coronavirus. 

‘They were only able to speak on the phone which was obviously very sad for them. But they wanted to say thank you to the NHS which was fantastic throughout.’

He added: ‘The family wanted to say how grateful they are for the extra 17 years that they have had with Eddie. And a huge thank you to the donor and the donor’s family.’ 

Tragic: Linda said she and Sam were 'devastated' at the passing of the TV legend, with his family saying he contracted coronavirus in hospital, where he was being treated for heart failure (above in 2017)

Tragic: Linda said she and Sam were ‘devastated’ at the passing of the TV legend, with his family saying he contracted coronavirus in hospital, where he was being treated for heart failure (above in 2017)



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