Christopher Cross Discusses His COVID-19 Experience, Paralysis and Recovery in New CNN Interview

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Iconic singer/songwriter Christopher Cross revealed in early April that he had been diagnosed with a case of the coronavirus, and documented his experience and health struggles in a series of social media posts to fans. Cross characterized the experience as “possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” and while the virus was contained by his medical team, it induced a case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, leaving him temporarily paralyzed.

In June, Cross updated his recovery further, noting that he was “well over COVID-19” but still in the process of recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, the neurological condition that had left him partially paralyzed.

It all sounded very frightening and intense, to say the least, and Cross made an appearance on CNN on Monday night to discuss his experience with anchor Erin Burnett. Among the topics discussed was the paralysis, how he thought he was getting better from the virus before more debilitating symptoms set in, and more:

Let the harrowing experience of Christopher Cross be a warning to us all of the real-life consequences (and risk, however rare, of additional health setbacks) that the coronavirus can present.

And, of course, best wishes to him on his continued recovery.

More about this Guillain-Barre, via the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke::

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system—the network of nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. GBS can range from a very mild case with brief weakness to nearly devastating paralysis, leaving the person unable to breathe independently. Fortunately, most people eventually recover from even the most severe cases of GBS.  After recovery, some people will continue to have some degree of weakness.


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