Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has shared the news that both of his parents are suffering from coronavirus.
The presenter has been following the COVID-19 crisis avidly on the ITV breakfast show and has been a fierce critic of the UK government's handling of the pandemic.
Speaking on Monday's edition of the show, he revealed: "I would like to say something to my parents, who have both been battling COVID - and have been for two weeks - it's a scary thing for a family.
"My parents are both in their mid to late 70s and got it two weeks ago from someone in a family bubble.
"It was like dominoes - they had lunch together and within three days, both my mum and dad had COVID-19. It's been a long two weeks for our family."
He continued: "First of all it's a real jolt when your parents suddenly get this. They had a lot of weird symptoms - my mum had a high fever, my dad had very bad back pain and migraines, they both had diarrhoea, extreme lethargy... it's a brutal assault on the body.
"50% of the battle, especially if you're older, is the psychological trauma you go through. All you're reading about is the horror stories of COVID-19 and particularly, if your age group is the most vulnerable, you're seeing the number of hospitalisations and deaths going up and it is a scary time for people. My parents have been very unnerved by it.
"Thankfully they're coming out the other end of it and they haven't had to be hospitalised by it and they've had no oxygen issues - and thank God for that."
Almost 50 million people worldwide have now been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, while more than 1.2 million have lost their lives.