Christopher Cross Update: COVID-19 Induced Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Leaving Him Temporarily Paralyzed


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On April 17, acclaimed singer/songwriter Christopher Cross updated fans regarding his battle with COVID-19, reporting that he was began recovering until being sidelined by a new issue: temporary paralysis that left him unable to use his legs.

Today, April 30, Cross has issued another update expanding upon the paralysis situation, revealing that it wasn’t a direct cause of the coronavirus. Rather, the virus induced a case of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Cross ends his message by thanking fans for their support during this rough time:

“Being in a wheelchair has taught me a lot about patience and resilience, and especially to count my blessings. I’m grateful for all of you who have supported me with your well-wishes and prayers. Believe me, they’ve had a positive effect. Thank you, again, for being there.”

More about this rare disorder, 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.

Continued best wishes of healing and strength go out to Christopher Cross.


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