Gemma Collins reveals her is dad ‘so unwell’ with Covid-19

Gemma Collins has shared a heartbreaking update about her father’s battle with coronavirus, revealing he is ‘so unwell’. 

The former Towie star confirmed earlier this week that both her parents, Joan and Alan, have tested positive for Covid-19. 

On Wednesday night, Gemma shared a photo in which she is holding Alan’s hand as he lies in bed. 

She captioned the image: ‘I’m so scared right now my dad is so unwell I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime. 

‘Covid is so scary laying next to my dad holding his hand right now. I am showing you this to create awareness of how real Covid is.’ 

Gemma, 39, had earlier thanked a food company for sending her meals and wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘Thank you so much for all your love regarding my parents and the kindest surprise from the best @grapeandfig.’ 

The reality star had previously sent a plea for the public to follow the coronavirus guidelines after her parents fell ill with the virus. 


‘Please please please take notice of the guidelines ! Both my parents are extremely unwell with Covid 19!’ she wrote. 

‘Seeing my dad cry which he never does ! Was a shock and say he would rather be dead then experience everything he is going through right now… this has totally wiped him out and it’s heartbreaking 💔. 

‘My mum also is extremely extremely unwell with Covid also, this is real ! And please please take notice and keep your loved ones SAFE 🙏🏻 it really is petrifying 😢 what a difference a year makes.’

In an Instagram story, Gemma also shared a video of her parents out for dinner and said: ‘What a difference a year makes. Please stay safe and stay home. Thank you to everyone who has offered well wishes and help.’ 

It had already been a difficult year for Gemma, who suffered her third miscarriage – two of which were during the pandemic – before her split with longtime boyfriend James Argent. 

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