Lewis Hamilton Says He’s ‘Destroyed’ Following 1st Race After Battling COVID-19: I Do Not Feel Good But I’m Grateful To Be Alive
Lewis Hamilton is opening up about his recovery from COVID-19.
The Formula One driver was forced to back out of a race in Sakhir, Bahrain, but he came back Sunday (Dec. 13th) for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race where he came in third place.
He wrapped the event by sharing his experience with COVID-19 and said, according to BBC:
“I am destroyed. I do not feel good. But I’m happy and grateful I am alive. I live to fight another day and I still managed to finish with a podium.”
Lewis Hamilton added:
“COVID is no joke. I never thought it was. I knew at some stage if I got it it would be tough because there are people out there losing their lives. So I knew it was serious.”
He ended with:
“I always find it very strange to see world leaders laughing it off like it is nothing.”
“To be able to come back here this weekend, I knew I wouldn’t physically be where I have been the rest of the season but I made it. Where there is a will, there is a way.”
It was previously reported that Lewis Hamilton tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.
The seven-time Formula One world champion revealed the news on social media, explaining that he tested positive. He explained that he tested negative three times the previous week, including Sunday afternoon ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, but he woke up Monday morning with mild symptoms and subsequently tested positive.
Earlier this year, he refused to take a test after being in contact with Idris Elba and others who tested positive.
Continued prayers for Lewis Hamilton’s recovery!