‘You start to think about all kinds of sinister things’: Harry Redknapp reveals wife Sandra was ‘struggling for breath’ after serious bout of Covid which left him fearful she could ‘choke on her food easily’ after it ‘attacked previous surgery’ on her neck
- Harry Redknapp says his wife Sandra was struggling for breath due to Covid-19
- Redknapp was fearful for his wife’s health, saying the situation ‘was a real worry’
- Sandra says her voice would vibrate and was very weak as a result of Covid-19
Harry Redknapp has recalled how he feared for his wife Sandra when she was struggling with a serious bout of Covid-19.
Redknapp stated that Sandra was struggling to breathe and had difficulty swallowing food after contracting the virus in January and struggled with it for around seven months.
The former Tottenham, West Ham and Portsmouth manager added that the situation was ‘a real worry’, leaving him to have ‘sinister’ thoughts over his wife’s health.
As reported by The Sun, Redknapp said: ‘The symptoms weren’t good, if I’m truthful.
‘You start to think about all kinds of sinister things. It’s been a real worry.
‘Sandra has suffered. Her voice had packed up and she was struggling for breath.
Harry Redknapp recalled how wife Sandra was struggling for breath because of Covid-19
‘Even swallowing food became difficult. She could choke on food easily if we weren’t careful.’
Sandra added that she felt Covid attacked previous surgery which she had on her neck.
Her voice was weak, with her vocal cords not working properly.
Sandra says that she felt that Covid attacked previous surgery which she had on her neck
Sandra said: ‘I think Covid attacked previous surgery that I’d had on my neck.
‘You don’t realise what your vocal cords do until they’re not working, because it affects breathing as well as talking.
‘The shortness of breath was very difficult. My voice would vibrate and was very weak.’
Redknapp, who was most recently in charge of Birmingham, announced his retirement from management in 2017.
Redknapp also won the hearts of the nation in 2018 when he was crowned as King of the Jungle in ITV’s series of I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.
Sandra says that her voice would vibrate and was very weak as a result of Covid-19