Tammin Sursok's husband ill with Covid symptoms after almost dying from the virus

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Tammin Sursok has taken to Instagram to share that her husband Sean McEwan is experiencing Covid-like symptoms a year after he almost died from the virus.

Taking to Instagram, the 38-year-old shared with her followers that her 45-year-old filmmaker husband has a "high fever and his feet feel like they're burning".

Home and Away star Tammin Sursok and husband Sean McEwan
Home and Away star Tammin Sursok's husband is suffering with Covid-like symptoms one year after almost dying from the virus. Photo: Instagram/Tammin Sursok

Tammin shared that all of the emotions from when he first had the virus were returning, but was thankful to receive a negative PCR result.

"The good news is his PCR test came back negative so that's a massive sigh of relief but we're still now in a saga where we have no idea what's going on," she said.

The actress explained, "His fevers gets really high in the middle of the night and then they sort of break in the morning."

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"He has those weird Covid toes... If you've had Covid there's like burning in your feet. No appetite, no eating but no loss of taste and smell."

Tammin admitted on Saturday she still has "PTSD" from when she almost lost him to the virus.

"He had a rough last night. Fevers and sweating. I think the worst part for me is like PTSD, from last year. It's exactly this time last year," she shared. "I would say he's definitely doing better this time around. So that's a positive. But it's hard for your brain not to go down that other route."

On Monday, she updated fans letting them know Sean was going to the doctor and might end up in hospital.

Tammin Sursok with her husband and two daughters
Tammin shared she felt she had "PTSD" from the first time Sean had the virus, but was thankful his PCR came back negative. Photo: Instagram/Tammin Sursok

On Christmas Eve, Tammin shared a sweet tribute to her husband of ten years, writing, "To dear Sean, on our 10 year wedding anniversary...We almost lost you a year ago. I remember driving down the street and my heart started breaking.

"I don’t remember a memory without you in it. Without loving you, without us laughing or surviving or dreaming or needing each other. My memories are you."

She continued, sharing some of her favourite memories, "Eating frozen cherries in Turkey, waking up at 4am to the Cambodian sunrise, getting seasick on a boat in the Seychelles, sleeping with our babies in the hospital at one day old, making movies together in the heat of Oklahoma, living through a pandemic...

"Us together, walking through life, though better or worse, in sickness and in health.

"Today I vow to create more memories with you. To listen more and speak less. To live more and fear less, to be your safe place to fall. To love you for the rest of my life."

Tammin has previously described Sean as,
Tammin has previously described Sean as, "My hero, my lover, my best friend." Photo: Instagram/Tammin Sursok

She then described him as, "My hero, my lover, my best friend."

Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle last year, Tammin shared Sean was still battling a variety of symptoms — such as short-term memory loss and severe joint pain — commonly referred to as 'Long Covid'.

"He is still struggling for sure," she says. "He had Covid in January, he had no pre-existing conditions, he's young, he's fit.

"I think that the information or the misinformation that we're getting is that [Covid] only affects older people with pre-existing conditions, my husband is proof that that is not true."

"Covid is very sneaky. You don't know how it's going to affect you and that's what's scary.

"Sean has a lot of long-term effects; he has short-term memory issues, his joints are in severe pain constantly because Covid is an inflammation disease. It doesn't just affect the lungs, it can affect so many other parts of the body."

"I think statistically we hear about the death rate [from Covid], we're just not really seeing how it affects people for the long term," she says.

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