Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder on coronavirus: ‘I think a lot of people have had it but not been confirmed’

Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder on coronavirus: ‘I think a lot of people have had it but not been confirmed’

Happy Mondays and Black Grape singer, Shaun Ryder, thinks that he and his wife may have already had COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, after falling ill at the beginning of the month.

“I’m pretty sure we’ve had it. We had symptoms of it. I mean, nothing puts my missus in bed; no matter what, she’ll still get up even if she’s dying, but this floored her. She was in bed for over a week.” Ryder said to Sky News.

“She had pretty much everything they said: couldn’t move, found it hard breathing. Then I went down with the old headaches and flu-type symptoms. I had no energy but nothing that I’d go to A&E with, I coped with it at home.

“So, you know, I think a lot of people have had it [but not been confirmed].”

Ryder takes regular medication for an underactive thyroid and also has allergies, so says if he has had coronavirus, it could have been a lot worse.

“I miss work but I’m all right. I don’t mind it. You know, I basically started self-isolating about 10 years ago, apart from work.

“I’m quite happy sat in front of the telly watching everything on Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime. And the one called Roku. I’ve got the lot. So I’m all right, but my wife’s going mental.”

Because Shaun is at home more?

“Well no, she’s always so busy, she likes to get out. So now she’s decided she’s going to do the garage, which we’ve got about 12 years of junk that she’s now moved into a big pile in the back garden.”