Lee Mack has been self-isolating for 10 days amid worries he may have coronavirus, but the thing that he’s most sick of are the jokes about him Not Going Out.
The comedian, 51, has been unwell and worried he may have contracted coronavirus at the Cheltenham Festival horse races earlier in the month.
A spokesperson from Avalon to Metro.co.uk: ‘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 worst 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.’
A friend of Lee had told The Mirror: ‘Lee has got coronavirus. It looks like he caught it from his driver when he went to the Cheltenham Festival.’
Lee had been at Ladies Day on March 13, as the first calls for all large public gatherings to be banned in the UK started amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Several stars and thousands of racegoers also attended the event, including Lily Allen who was seen celebrating a win.
While he has been in self-isolation alongside his family, Lee also made a donation to a crowdfunding account to help up and coming comedians who may lose their income amid the pandemic.
Coronavirus UK lockdown: key points
The key points of Boris Johnson’s historic address are as follows:
- Britain ordered into coronavirus lockdown except for shopping and exercise
- The NHS will not be able to handle coronavirus if too many people become seriously unwell
- Police will be able to issue fines to people not obeying lockdown measures
- Shops, churches and playgrounds to close
- Weddings and christenings banned
- Gatherings of more than two now forbidden
Read Boris Johnson’s speech in full
With pubs and clubs ordered to close and public gatherings banned for at least three weeks, many of them have lost their regular income.
Other stars who have donated to the cause include Dawn French, Robert Webb, Al Murray, Adam Kay, and Susan Calman.
Lee and his family will need to be in self-isolation for at least 14 days in order to prevent spreading the virus to anyone else, in case that is what they have been suffering with.
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