Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter released a statement on Twitter explaining that he has been admitted to hospital after contracting coronavirus.
Captain Sir Tom Moore, the very man who, at the age of 100, raised almost £38.9m for the NHS has been admitted to hospital after contracting coronavirus.
We are all wishing you a full recovery
Captain Moore’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore recently announced the news over Twitter stating that the veteran had been in hospital with pneumonia for the past few weeks and has now tested positive for COVID-19. However, he is luckily not in intensive care. The statement read:
The medical care he has received in the last few weeks has been remarkable and we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford hospital will do all they can to make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible. We understand that everyone will be wishing him well.
A spokesperson for the family explained that Captain Moore had not yet received his coronavirus jab due to his pneumonia medication. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, among many others, sent out a Tweet to the hero wishing him all the best in his recovery:
You've inspired the whole nation, and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery.
In an interview with The Guardian back in December, Captain Moore admitted he wasn’t afraid of the virus claiming that he was just ‘not a worrying sort of person’. He continued:
I’ve always believed things will get better. The sun will shine again, the birds will sing and we’ll all have a lovely day tomorrow.
Who is Captain Sir Tom Moore?
Captain Sir Toom Moore made headlines last year due to his fundraising efforts during the first national lockdown in April. The 100-year-old man raised around £38.9 million for theNHS after pledging to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
The Captain then went on to break two Guinness World Records, one for the most money ever raised during an individual charity walk, and the second for being the oldest person to have a number-one single in the US charts. Captain Moore then went on to be knighted by the Queen last year and also released an autobiography entitled Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day, as well as a children’s book named One Hundred Steps.
Captain Moore’s work had clearly touched the hearts of the nation as on his birthday, the centenarian received over 225,000 birthday cards. Then, in September last year Moore signed a film deal in order to have a biopic made about his life.
Get well soon Captain Moore!