Smokey Robinson Claims Covid-19 Nearly Killed Him

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Smokey Robinson says that his battle with coronavirus in December almost claimed his life.

"I am a COVID survivor," Robinson told Daily Mail "I got it severely and I was hospitalized for 11 days — and four or five of those I do not even remember. It really was touch and go and a terribly debilitating ailment."

He said he didn't know if he'd ever sing again.

"I was not sure that I would ever be able to sing again because it took my voice," he said. "I could barely even talk. Even when I got home I was hoarse, I could not try to sing because I was afraid. It was one of the most frightening fights I have ever had."

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He said that he survived because he was generally fit. "It sounds weird, I know, but the severity of my condition didn't hit me until it was over," he said. "I looked back and knew that I could've died . . . It was that severe. Then it scared me."