Struggling with severe fatigue and a lot of pain, Channel 10’s Natasha Exelby reveals she was hit hard by Covid and begged people to get stung.
Channel 10 presenter Natasha Exelby has shared her struggles with Covid, despite her triple vaccination.
The 38-year-old said she has suffered from extreme fatigue since testing positive for the virus on Monday.
In a video shared on Instagram, she faced the camera with a hoarse voice and urged her thousands of followers to get the jab.
“I was officially diagnosed on Monday, took my test on Saturday and am practically in hibernation and have been in a lot of pain ever since,” she said.
“Iso wasn’t a problem for me because going from my bedroom to the bathroom was like a decathlon. Yesterday was the first day I stayed awake for more than five hours.
Exelby said that given her status as a “triple vaxxed”, she thought she was exaggerating her symptoms, despite feeling “really sick”. However, her suspicions were confirmed when her temperature hit 40C on Monday, she said.
The mother-of-one also said she hoped her experience would encourage people to get vaccinated.
“People might say ‘what’s the point of getting vaxxed or tripled if you’re still going to get sick,” she continued.
“If I wasn’t triple-vaxxed and had Covid I lose my mind about where I would be and I know I’m not a spring chicken but I’m not an old duck either. I’m 38 and it always made me sick.
“If you’re wondering whether you should get vaxx or not, and you’re still on the fence, just get the vax, get the vax.”
The reporter also thanked healthcare workers and said she sympathized with all struggling small businesses and those showing chronic symptoms of Covid.
“I am also aware that at this time, while most of the people who have had Covid have had fairly mild symptoms because they are vaxxed, we still have a lot of people in the hospital, so I think of you. “she said. .
“I also understand that there have been more deaths over the Christmas period and send my love and support to these people.
“So stand united with Australia and hope we can kick 2020 in the teeth.”
Since sharing her video, several colleagues from Exelby Channel 10 have commented on their wishes, including Gogglebox’s Yvie Jones, Brendan Fevola and Rob Mills.
“So sorry you were so strong Tash!” Alright my friend. What a difficult start to the year… can only get better, ”wrote Narelda Jacobs, another Channel 10 presenter.
The project Host Jan Fran also commented, writing: “Holy cannoli. Hope you girls are feeling better! I wish you a quick recovery “.
Although Exelby is best known for her 2017 blunder during her stint as a news anchor on ABC where she was caught daydreaming and playing with a pen during a live newsletter, she returned. at Channel 10 as a presenter in 2019. Previously she had held roles. as political reporter, senior reporter and presenter from 2008 to 2013.
In 2020, she also continued I’m a celebrity… get me out of here where she placed seventh out of 14 famous competitors.