Golf icon Greg Norman, 65, reveals 'hideous' coronavirus 'kicked the crap' out of him as he opens up on gruelling battle

AUSTRALIAN golf legend Greg Norman has spoken of his 'hideous' coronavirus experience after being readmitted to hospital.

The 65-year-old spent Christmas Day on the ward after developing symptoms of the killer virus.

But, after a brief stint back home, he was forced to return to hospital in Florida and has tested positive for the illness.

Norman took to Instagram to update fans on his progress and thank the medical professionals looking after him.

He wrote: "I hope this will be my final update on this Covid saga of mine.

"Now back in hospital after getting a positive result on my PCR Covid test. Getting an infusion of Bamlanivimab antibody.

"The path to full recovery. Hoping to be out later today.

"Want to thank the excellent Doctors RN’s and staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for their incredible dedication and professionalism looking after and caring for patients in need in the face of having Covid in getting this infusion. They have my utmost of respect."

Norman then went into great detail on the horrendous symptoms he encountered while suffering with coronavirus.

Severe fatigue, headaches, and a fever were just some of the pains he had to deal with.

I am fit and strong but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before.

And that encouraged the two-time Open winner to instruct fans to take the pandemic seriously.

He continued: "Also to all out there, please take this very very serious.

"If you get it, the variations and intensity of symptoms varies from person to person. I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before.

"Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scraping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work – like yesterday walking my dog Apollo, my quads and hip flexors just did not want to work due to fatigue.

"Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with memory of names and things. Then there is irritation.

"So please take care. And for those doubters out there, do not judge or cast unwarranted comments and opinions I would not [want] anyone, even you, to experience this hideous virus.

"So I ask, do what is right, not just for you, but your family, friends, co-workers and other people around.

"I am luckier than most and for that I am thankful and blessed."

Norman, who earned the nickname The Great White Shark, spent more than 300 weeks at the top of the world golf rankings.

He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.

The golf legend is married to third wife Kirsten Kutner, and has two children from his first marriage to Laura Andrassy.

He added: "Also the world is blessed, science has acted and performed like never before in getting a vaccine/s for all to eventually receive. Thank you to those people.

"We need our world back in healthy harmony so we can get healthy economically and prosperously, with millions and millions [of] people getting their lives back.

"God bless those infected and who may fall unwittingly to this virus. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Once out of here today, back to quarantine."

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