Smokey Robinson, 81, talks about his impending death battle with COVID… as he urges people to take preventive measures against the ‘real killer’
Smokey Robinson urged people to “protect” themselves and their loved ones after a near-death battle with COVID-19, the “real killer”.
The Motown legend, 81, was hospitalized for 11 days last year, after contracting coronavirus, and fears he will never sing again.
The clown hit maker The Tears of a Clown admitted it was a “really tough” thing to “get over” and hopes, by sharing his story, that it will help others.
Take care of each other: Smokey Robinson urges people to ‘protect’ themselves and loved ones after a near-death battle with the ‘real killer’ COVID-19 (pictured in January 2020)
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he said, “I am very happy to be involved [my story] Because I hope it helps someone, COVID just comes up and people are asking me today, who knew I had it… Where did I get it from, how did I get it – I don’t know. I have no idea how I got it. All I know is that I looked it up and I had it.
The music legend added, “It was a horrible thing, and while I was thinking about it I wasn’t really thinking ‘Hey man, you’ll probably never get out of this hospital alive. “I wasn’t thinking like that. I was just thinking [how] I have to collect myself.
The Miracle in Motor City star has admitted he’s afraid of the severity of his condition while believing he wouldn’t be here to tell the tale if it wasn’t for God.
He tries to encourage others with his story: Robinson, who was seen in 2001, said he hopes by sharing his story, it will help others.
Spending time in hospital: Robinson was hospitalized for 11 days last year due to COVID-19 (pictured in 1984)
He said, ‘Protect yourself and your loved ones because he’s a real killer and it’s horrible to go through.
Some people go through it moderately but you’re talking to someone who has gone through it harshly. So when you go through this way, getting over it healthy is really hard… [if it wasn’t] Thanks to God, I won’t be here talking to you guys and I’m sure of that.
Smokey is quickly back at work and has no plans to retire.
‘Real killer’: Robinson called COVID-19 a ‘real killer’ during interview and said ‘It’s horrible to go through’ (Pictured in 2019 with Frances Gladney)
Won’t stop anytime soon: Robinson, pictured for 2019, said he won’t stop soon and was ‘miserable for three years’ when he retired before
He admitted: “I tried to retire from this time and have been miserable for three years.”
“The reason for that is because I can’t find anything to replace it,” he added.
“You know, especially for my age, I still do this and people say, ‘Why do you still do this?'” “I love my job, and I love doing my job.