Jess Wright says Covid has ripped through her family like ‘wildfire’

Jess Wright has revealed some of her family has been hospitalised by coronavirus

The former TOWIE star, 35, took to Instagram on Friday to share an update after her mother Carol, 60, and her father Mark.Sr announced they had been struck down the virus on New Year’s Eve.

Jess said Covid has ripped through her family like ‘wildfire’, with some having to seek treatment in hospital.   

Scary: Jess Wright has said Covid has ripped through her family like 'wildfire', with some family members being hospitaiised

Scary: Jess Wright has said Covid has ripped through her family like 'wildfire', with some family members being hospitaiised

Scary: Jess Wright has said Covid has ripped through her family like ‘wildfire’, with some family members being hospitaiised 

Jess wrote: ‘Covid has ripped through my family in the past month and it has been absolutely horrendous. Please stay safe everyone, stay home, wear masks and also check on loved ones regularly. 

‘The fight isn’t over for us yet, we are taking every day as it comes and praying a lot. This new strain seems to be spreading like wildfire. 

‘Thank you the well wishes for those who have known, for my family members that have been hospitalised by this awful, awful virus.’ 

Jess added it was important to also focus on mental health and help build others up as the nation negotiates the third lockdown.  

Health: The former TOWIE star, 35, took to Instagram to share an update after her mother Carol, 60, and her father Mark.Sr announced they had been struck down the virus

Health: The former TOWIE star, 35, took to Instagram to share an update after her mother Carol, 60, and her father Mark.Sr announced they had been struck down the virus

Health: The former TOWIE star, 35, took to Instagram to share an update after her mother Carol, 60, and her father Mark.Sr announced they had been struck down the virus

'Sending love and luck': Jess wrote: 'The fight isn't over for us yet, we are taking every day as it comes and praying a lot. This new strain seems to be spreading like wildfire'

'Sending love and luck': Jess wrote: 'The fight isn't over for us yet, we are taking every day as it comes and praying a lot. This new strain seems to be spreading like wildfire'

‘Sending love and luck’: Jess wrote: ‘The fight isn’t over for us yet, we are taking every day as it comes and praying a lot. This new strain seems to be spreading like wildfire’

Her love:Jess' mum Carol, 60, took to Instagram to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been 'attacked' by the virus on New Year's Eve

Her love:Jess' mum Carol, 60, took to Instagram to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been 'attacked' by the virus on New Year's Eve

Her love:Jess’ mum Carol, 60, took to Instagram to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been ‘attacked’ by the virus on New Year’s Eve

It comes after Jess’ mum Carol and dad  Mark Sr. revealed they were battling coronavirus on New Year’s Eve.  

Carol, 60, took to Instagram to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been ‘attacked’ by the virus. 

Alongside a throwback snap of their holiday to Barbados, the Wright matriarch penned an impassioned caption about their battle and diagnosis and urged naysayers to ‘never believe the virus isn’t real’.  

In her caption, Carol penned: ‘Well what a year this has been. This Christmas and new year I was unable to spend it with my loved ones…

‘My hubby and I have got attacked with the virus all over Christmas, my husband is fighting it, I am suffering the worst coughing fits ever… 

Pained: Alongside a throwback snap of their holiday to Barbados, the Wright matriarch penned an impassioned caption about their battle and diagnosis

Pained: Alongside a throwback snap of their holiday to Barbados, the Wright matriarch penned an impassioned caption about their battle and diagnosis

Pained: Alongside a throwback snap of their holiday to Barbados, the Wright matriarch penned an impassioned caption about their battle and diagnosis

‘But my hubby and me will pull through this. It has taught me something in life, never think that this virus isn’t real.  Never take things for granted, always be there for others and it’s made me appreciate life so much…

‘The little things in life are more important then the big ones…. 

‘Love and caring is all we need. Happy new year to every one and let’s hope next year is the best year for every one. I just want to thank the NHS for helping my husband hopefully recover this. Fingers crossed x.”

We are family: Carol admitted she was devastated to be away from the family

We are family: Carol admitted she was devastated to be away from the family

We are family: Carol admitted she was devastated to be away from the family 

Carol and construction boss Mark are parents to TOWIE stars Jess, Mark, 33, footballer Josh, 31 and influencer Natalya, 19. 

She joined TOWIE as a permanent cast member from the inaugural series in 2010, and stayed on screens after both her children departed. 

The family are famously extremely close, leaving Carol devastated at spending Christmas apart. 

News of their diagnosis comes shortly after Mark Jr. took to Twitter to pen: ‘The Government have of course explained how fast this new variant is spreading, but I think it is hard to understand quite how fast…

‘I cannot stress how many people I know, from immediate family to best friends and distant friends who currently have covid. It’s rife. Stay safe.’ 

Shocker: News of their diagnosis came shortly after Mark Jr. Tweeted: 'The Government have explained how fast this new variant is spreading, but it is hard to understand quite how fast'

Shocker: News of their diagnosis came shortly after Mark Jr. Tweeted: 'The Government have explained how fast this new variant is spreading, but it is hard to understand quite how fast'

Shocker: News of their diagnosis came shortly after Mark Jr. Tweeted: ‘The Government have explained how fast this new variant is spreading, but it is hard to understand quite how fast’

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