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Christopher Cross says Covid-19 paralyzed him

October 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: Singer Christopher Cross performs onstage during the 50th anniversary tribute tour celebrating The White Album at The Wiltern on December 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Singer Christopher Cross is opening up about how the coronavirus nearly cost him his life.

(CNN)Singer Christopher Cross is opening up about how the coronavirus nearly cost him his life.

In an interview set to air this weekend on "CBS Sunday Morning," the 69-year-old said he said he had some "come-to-Jesus moments" after he and his girlfriend contracted the disease.

According to Cross they both tested positive after returning from a trip to Mexico City.

While the pair were sick for about three weeks, he said he felt well enough to go grocery shopping in April, but upon returning home his legs gave out on him.

Cross said doctors diagnosed him with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder in which the immune system attacks the nerves, that they believed was caused by his having Covid-19.

"It was the worst 10 days of my life," Cross said.

The Grammy winner known for hits including "Sailing" and "Ride Like The Wind," said "I'm not a big celebrity, but it's important for people to know you can get this disease. "

Like you've got to wear your mask," he said.

Cross said he continues to struggle to recover and said both his speech and memory have been affected and he has transitioned from having to use a wheelchair to now walking with a cane.

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