Coronation Street star Charlie Condou fears he is suffering from ‘long Covid’ after losing use of fingers
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Actor Charlie Condou revealed he still hasn't recovered from coronavirus five month after testing positive.
The former Coronation Street favourite was struck down with the deadly bug back in October.
But he is still not fighting fit – and has lost the use of his thumb and forefinger.
Charlie, who played Marcus Dent in the ITV soap, took to Twitter asking to hear from anyone who also has 'long Covid'.
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He is worried about possible nerve-damage and told his concerned followers that he has been experiencing incredible pain.
The 48 year old beat the virus last year but is still not back to full health almost half a year later.
Charlie, who also had roles in Casualty, Gimme Gimme Gimme and Holby City, tweeted: “I’ve been suffering from something that is looking more and more like long Covid since October.
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“But since Christmas Eve I’ve had incredible pain in my arm and have lost the use of my thumb/forefinger.
“Has anyone heard of nerve damage in relation to long Covid?”.
His followers came through and offered other experiences to let him know he wasn't suffering alone.
One replied: “Charlie I’ve also currently got this in my left arm – the doctor diagnosed this on the phone as frozen shoulder/capsulitis – the pain is excruciating. But now reading this wondering if it’s something else?”
A second follower told the actor of their experiences.
They wrote: “I never had a positive test (was sick back in March 2020) but have long covid. I have nerve pain in my left arm and leg and pins and needles in my left hand and left foot.”
Another fan told him that their brother had been experiencing the same symptoms in his hands – and the same ‘incredible pain’ as well.
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