Smokey Robinson urges people to take measures against COVID-19

Smokey Robinson, 81, talks about his near-death battle with COVIDas he urges people to take preventative measures against the ‘real killer

Smokey Robinson has urged people to ‘protectthemselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with ‘real killer’ COVID-19.

The Motown legend, 81, was hospitalized for 11 days last year, after contracting the coronavirus, and feared he would never sing again.

And the Tears of a Clown hitmaker has admitted it’s been ‘a really toughthing to ‘overcomeand he hopes by sharing his story, he will help others.

Take care of one another: Smokey Robinson has urged people to 'protect' themselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with 'real killer' COVID-19 (foto Januarie 2020)

Take care of one another: Smokey Robinson has urged people to ‘protectthemselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with ‘real killer’ COVID-19 (foto Januarie 2020)

Praat met Vermaak vanaand, hy het gesê: ‘I am very happy to share [my storie] because I hope it helps someone, COVID just comes on and the people ask me today, who knew that I had itwhere did you get it, how did you get it- Ek weet nie. I have no idea how I got it. All I know is I looked up and I had it.

The music legend added: ‘It was a horrible, horrible thing and while I was going through it I wasn’t really thinking aboutHey man, perhaps you will never get out of this hospital alive.I wasn’t thinking like that. I was just thinking about [hoe] I got to get myself together.

The Miracle in Motor City star admitted he was frightened by the severity of his condition while he believes he wouldn’t be here to tell the tale if it wasn’t for God.

Trying to encourage others through his story: Robinson, gesien in 2001, said he hopes by sharing his story, he will help others

Trying to encourage others through his story: Robinson, gesien in 2001, said he hopes by sharing his story, he will help others

Spending time in the hospital: Robinson was hospitalized for 11 days last year because of COVID-19 (op die foto 1984)

Spending time in the hospital: Robinson was hospitalized for 11 days last year because of COVID-19 (op die foto 1984)

Hy het gesê: ‘Protect yourself and those that you love because it is a real killer and it’s a horrible thing to have to go through.

‘Some people go through it mildly but you are talking to someone who went through it severely. So when you go through it like that it’s a really rough health thing to overcome… [if it wasn’t] for the grace of God, I wouldn’t be here talking to you guys and I’m sure of that.

Smokey swiftly returned to work and has no plans to retire.

'Real killer': Robinson called COVID-19 a 'real killer' during the interview and said 'it’s a horrible thing to have to go through' (op die foto 2019 with Frances Gladney)

‘Real killer’: Robinson called COVID-19 a ‘real killerduring the interview and said ‘it’s a horrible thing to have to go through’ (op die foto 2019 with Frances Gladney)

Not stopping any time soon: Robinson, op die foto 2019, said he won't stop soon and he was 'miserable for three years' when he retired before

Not stopping any time soon: Robinson, op die foto 2019, said he won’t stop soon and he was ‘miserable for three yearswhen he retired before

Hy het erken: ‘I tried retiring from this one time and I was miserable for three years.

‘The reason for that is because I can’t find anything to replace it for me,’ hy het bygevoeg.

'Jy weet, especially for my age, here I am still doing it and people say, “Why are you still doing this?” I love my job, I love doing my job.

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