The Go away Proper Now singer, 41, introduced the information to his practically 88,000 Instagram followers, alongside a selfie during which he regarded unwell.
Within the caption Younger stated “Covid strikes!” including that he “nearly acquired away” with avoiding the virus earlier than Christmas.
Researchers have discovered the brand new variant has already unfold across the UK, with circumstances recognized in Wales and Scotland.
Jess Glynne, who caught Covid-19 earlier this 12 months, stated her grandmother had lately died with the virus.
The north London singer, who’s Jewish, is utilizing the video for her first Christmas single, a canopy of Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas, to boost cash for the Jewish Care charity, which helped take care of her grandmother.
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The 31-year-old advised the Mirror: “I’m actually cautious in my actions as a result of it’s mad critical.
“You see folks being irresponsible and you may’t be. The employees who sorted my nan have been unbelievable. You aren’t allowed to see anybody and she or he was alone.
“It’s simply darkish, folks not attending to say their goodbyes.”
Nice British Bake Off finalist Laura Adlington stated fellow 2020 contestant Lottie Bedlow had delivered her provides after she additionally contracted the virus forward of Christmas.
Writing on Instagram Tales, the digital supervisor from Kent, 31, stated the present of sweets had made her really feel “infinitely higher”.
She stated: “Getting Covid proper earlier than Christmas is a ball ache, however having pals like @lottiegotcake makes it infinitely higher. Thanks lover.”
On Tuesday Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle additionally confirmed she had contracted Covid-19 and had hung out in hospital.
The actress, 32, who has lately been filming the second sequence of Gentleman Jack, shared pictures on Instagram of herself trying depressing.
Further reporting by PA Media.