TV star John Barrowman says COVID hit him 'like a freight train'

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    Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, musical theatre performer, writer and television personality
John Barroman has had the coronavirus. (Getty)
John Barroman has had the coronavirus. (Getty)

John Barrowman has said COVID hit him and his husband “like a freight train”.

The Torchwood and Doctor Who star posted a video on Instagram telling fans that he and his hubby Scott Gill tested positive within 24 hours of each other.

“The virus hit us both like a freight train,” he told his followers.

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“Thankfully we were both triple vaccinated and the vaccinations did their job which kept us out of real danger and out of the hospital. However, we still suffered some pretty, pretty gruelling nights and days of being ill.”

Barrowman, 54, went on: “We are feeling better.

“We are still isolating because we are still testing positive and to do the right thing we are still isolating and waiting to see until we test negative before we move forward and can go out of the house.”

The former Dancing On Ice judge later posted another update to tell his followers that he was no longer able to attend the Fan Expo event in New Orleans.

Scott Gill and John Barrowman arriving at the ITV Palooza!, Royal Festival Hall, London. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS
John Barrowman and his husband Scott Gill. (EMPICS)

The star was due to go but said although he was "on the mend" he was unable to attend due to still testing positive.

“My apologies for not being there,” he said.

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“I’m so sorry that I am going to miss it. It would have been the first Con back in the New Year and we were all looking forward to that.”

The actor said he hoped to be at the event next time.

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