Comedian Bob Saget passed away in January after hitting his head in a hotel room in Orlando, FL. But new information has come to light about Saget’s condition before his death. He wasn’t feeling well the night before he died, according to a new audio clip.
A friend of Saget, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the audio of his final hours revealed that he was suffering from what’s known as long COVID, which is when people experience symptoms months after the infection goes away.
The audio was obtained from various sources, including PEOPLE magazine. Showrunner Rosalie Cocci said that Saget was struggling but was determined to do his comedy show that night. Saget tested positive for COVID-19 earlier and had recovered but neglected to mention his continued complications.
Cocci’s job at the venue was to get items for Saget, like food and drinks. In her interview with the police, she said that the list of things Saget asked for was shorter than normal. The only things he wanted were Redbull, Diet Coke, and regular Coke. She also said that she never saw Saget eat or drink anything that night.
Cocci said that his hearing was not working well that night, and he had to ask the sound guys to make everything louder. He also had a sore throat but was glad he had brought lozenges to the stage.
People who have had COVID-19 may experience long-term health effects, often referred to as “long COVID.” The condition is not well understood by medical professionals, but it is thought to include a range of health issues that can occur after a person has recovered from their initial infection. The severity of long COVID symptoms can vary depending on the person’s initial infection.
The most common long COVID symptoms, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, are a cough, headaches, joint or muscle pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath. People who experience long COVID usually have various combinations of these symptoms.
The best way to prevent long COVID is by preventing infection in the first place. This can be done by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and getting tested regularly.