Gemma Collins has taken to Instagram to beg her followers to take heed of the Covid-19 regulations – revealing that her own mother and father are both gravely ill with the virus.
The star of The Only Way Is Essex posted two sweet pictures of her parents Joan and Alan Collins on her social media account with the message earlier on Tuesday (December 22).
“Please please please take notice of the guidelines!” Gemma’s post read.
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“Both my parents are extremely unwell with Covid-19! Seeing my dad cry which he never does!
She said that her dad is really struggling, and her mother has also been diagnosed.
“Was a shock and say he would rather be dead than experience everything he is going through right now…
“This has totally wiped him out and it’s heartbreaking.
“My mum also is extremely extremely unwell with Covid also, this is real! And please please take notice and keep your loved ones SAFE.
“It really is petrifying. What a difference a year makes…
“STAY HOME!!! STAY SAFE!!! SAVE LIFES [sic] without your health!!! You got nothing!!!”