Captain Sir Tom Moore is admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19
In an update posted on Captain Tom’s Twitter account, his daughter Hannah said the 100-year-old
had been being treated for pneumonia over the last few weeks and had tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
PM Boris Johnson wishes him a full recovery’
Captain Tom Moore, 100, was admitted to hospital on Sunday with coronavirus after battling
pneumonia His family say he was taken to hospital after ‘requiring help with his breathing’ but is
not currently in the ICU,
Captain Tom became a national treasure over the first coronavirus lockdown after raising millions for
the NHS, Boris Johnson led well-wishers after news of the diagnosis – and it is unclear if Captain Tom
has had a vaccine,
He has suffered from pneumonia over the ‘past few weeks’, his daughter Hannah revealed in a statement,
and last week also tested positive for coronavirus.
The 100-year-old was admitted to Bedford Hospital in Bedfordshire today after requiring ‘help with his
breathing’. He is not in intensive care, his family added.
It is unclear if Captain Tom has had the coronavirus vaccine.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson led well-wishers after the news of the veteran’s Covid battle broke.
He said: ‘My thoughts are very much with @CaptainTomMoore and his family.
You’ve inspired the whole nation, and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery.’
- The family statement announcing Captain’s Tom’s illness was posted on his Twitter page and read
- ‘I wanted to update everybody that today (Sunday 31 January) my father was admitted to hospital.
Over the last few weeks, he was being treated for pneumonia and last week tested positive for Covid-19.
The war veteran became a national treasure during the first coronavirus lockdown after he raised
more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
He set out to raise £1,000 from his lockdown charity challenge but his efforts struck a chord with the nation,
and praise and donations flooded in.
Captain Tom’s efforts earned him a Knighthood and a promotion to honorary Colonel and he was last month
named GQ’s Inspiration of the Year 2020.
He was knighted by the Queen during a unique open-air ceremony at Windsor Castle in summer 2020.
Captain Tom also scored a No. 1 single, wrote an autobiography, and is helping to set up a charity.
He also launched a £35.95 bottle of gin, his own podcast and there is even a move in the works after UK
companies Fred Films and Powder Keg Pictures bought the rights to the feature about the former
British Army captain.