Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston is bedridden with COVID-19 despite shielding for most of 2020 due to her previous cancer battle classing her high-risk
Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston revealed on social media that she is currently bedridden with COVID-19.
The singer, 59, spent most of 2020 shielding, having battled mouth cancer in 2018.
Although she is thankfully in remission, she was deemed high-risk having already had the oral disease, and so was sure to spend much of last year in isolation at her home in Kent.
Isolating: Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston revealed on social media that she is currently bedridden with COVID-19 [pictured 2019]
Nonetheless, she has contracted coronavirus, and posted about it on Facebook.
Sharing a throwback snap of one of her album covers, she mourned being ‘fit and bouncy’.
The vinyl cover saw her in aerobics attire for the album titled Shape Up And Dance With Jay Aston.
She captioned this: ‘Those were the days… fit and bouncy… now tucked up in bed not moving much, full of Covid… thanks China or maybe Morrison’s.
‘We’ve been so careful but it’s a Trojan horse. Sanitize the sanitizer all!’ [sic]
It would seem Jay believes a trip to the supermarket may have been the culprit for her contracting the virus.
She was flooded with comments from fans, wishing her well, to which she posted a follow-up message.
‘Thanks for all my lovely messages re my latest health scare with Covid… progress is slow but in the right direction! Still coughing but having Asthma doesn’t help…
‘Anyway I’m going to post some more during my recovery!’
The singer successfully underwent surgery and had 40% of her tongue rebuilt from thigh tissue three years ago.
Icons: The eighties pop group are now renamed The Fizz and sold more than 50 million records during their heyday before disbanding in 1988, two-years after the release of their final album – Writing On The Wall [pictured at Eurovision 1981]
Despite making a full recovery, she is still classed as being susceptible to serious illness if diagnosed with COVID-19.
Jay was able to take part in a virtual Bucks Fizz reunion last year, nonetheless.
In May, during the first UK lockdown, the band joined forces with BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg for a show via Zoom on BBC Breakfast.
Jay, Cheryl Baker, 66, and Mike Nolan, 65, put on energetic displays from their respective homes as they belted a rendition of Making Your Mind Up – the song which earned them the winning title of Eurovision’s 1981 edition.
The eighties pop group are now renamed The Fizz and sold more than 50 million records during their heyday before disbanding in 1988, two-years after the release of their final album – Writing On The Wall.
Jay released several solo records following the end of the band.
Shape Up And Dance was released in 1984, prior to Bucks Fizz splitting up. Lamb Or Lizard was released in 1993, followed by Alive And Well in 2003 and I-Spy in 2016.
In good company: Bucks Fizz joined forces with BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg (pictured bottom right) for a show via Zoom on Tuesday’s BBC Breakfast
They’re back! Jay Aston (top left), 59, Cheryl Baker (bottom left), 66, and Mike Nolan (bottom right), 65, put on energetic displays as they belted a rendition of Making Your Mind Up
Hi there! Introducing themselves to viewers, the group – now renamed The Fizz –enthusiastically said in unison: ‘I’m Jay, I’m Cheryl and I’m Mike!’