Smokey Robinson reveals ‘debilitating’ COVID battle: ‘I could’ve died’


Smokey Robinson has revealed that COVID-19 actually had a maintain on him late final year, leaving the Motown legend fearing that he would by no means sing once more. 

The voice behind such classics as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion” and “The Tears of a Clown” revealed in an interview with that he practically died whereas in acute care in a Los Angeles hospital final December throughout his coronavirus battle.

“It was over, man,” he stated. “They had to rush me to the hospital. 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.”

In reality, Robinson nervous that he may need lost his famously creamy croon. “I was not sure that I would ever be able to sing again because it took my voice,” he stated. “I might barely even discuss.

“Even when I got home I was hoarse, I could not try to sing because I was afraid,” he recalled. “It was one of the most frightening fights I have ever had.”

Although COVID-19 is especially harmful when it strikes the aged, 81-year-old Robinson’s excessive health stage helped him to outlive. “It sounds weird, I know, but the severity of my condition didn’t hit me until it was over,” he stated. “I looked back and knew that I could’ve died . . . It was that severe. Then it scared me.”

Smokey Robinson is now virtually absolutely coated after his battle with COVID-19 late final year.
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And whereas he’s now turning up his exercise routine to remain match, Robinson stated he additionally needed to battle to get his beloved voice again into form.

“Now I work out almost every day because I don’t want to get the virus again, even though I’ve had both of my shots,” he stated. “I had to work on my vocal cords and get myself back together. I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life, and it was possible, so I did it.”