Christoper Cross Develops Temporary Paralysis After COVID-19 Infection
Christopher Cross live in 2016 - Cal Vid / Youtube
Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross is one of the numerous musicians that have contracted COVID-19, and it seems that he has gotten progressively better in the past weeks. But even after news of his recovery, Cross has been left with his legs temporarily paralyzed.
Cross has posted an update on social media regarding his conditions, that despite being seriously ill, he was thankful to have not gotten any respiratory complications alongside it. But just as he was recovering from the disease, Cross noted of other complications that came with it. “At present I am suffering from intense muscle weakness and a temporary paralysis of my legs — I am unable to walk. However, physicians have assured me that I will recover. I have already begun physical therapy and am optimistic about improving,” he wrote on his statement.
He ended his message by thanking those who supported him as he recovered, including his girlfriend, his family and friends, his management, and all the medical personnel involved, not forgetting his fans for sending him messages of goodwill and support. Cross plans to hold a 40th-anniversary tour as soon as the situation allows it.
“I’m not in the habit of discussing medical issues on social media, but I do so in hope this will help other people to understand how serious and how contagious this illness is,” said the musician as he was diagnosed with the virus just two weeks ago. He also says that it was “possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” and dismissed any notions that it was “a ‘hoax’ or part of some conspiracy, my advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world.”