Lee Mack reports coronavirus symptoms | ...and he's already fed up of the 'not going out' gags

Lee Mack reports coronavirus symptoms

...and he's already fed up of the 'not going out' gags

Lee Mack has been struck down with the symptoms of coronavirus.

Although the 51-year-old comic has not been tested for Covid-19, he has been feeling unwell for more than a week.

And, with an irony for the creator of a sitcom called Not Going Out, he has been confined to his house.

Some reports have linked Mack’s illness to a visit to the Cheltenham Festival earlier this month. This Country star Charlie Cooper also visited the horse-racing event and later reported suffering the symptoms of infection.

A spokesperson for Mack’s agents Avalon said: ‘Lee has not been tested for this virus, but has been feeling unwell for ten days now and he and his family have been completely self-isolating. 

‘He said the worse symptom so far is the avalanche of jokes about him Not Going Out. He laughed on day one but now it’s day ten it’s becoming a struggle.’

Comic Matt Richardson has also reported the symptoms of the virus, posting on social media: ‘I think I might be down with "it". If so, I’m on the mild end.

'Throbbing sinuses, sore throat, no sense of smell or taste, and I had two days of a slightly raised temperature but that’s gone. May well not be, but am in for two weeks regardless.’

Previously Paul Sinha and Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin – both former medics –  have also said they have been suffering illness consistent with having the bug.

Published: 25 Mar 2020

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