Captain Sir Tom Moore has been diagnosed with coronavirus and admitted to hospital in the UK.
100-year-old Captain Sir Tom became world-famous in 2020, after raising tens of millions of dollars for the National Health Service (NHS) by walking 100 laps of his backyard in Bedfordshire.
He raised over £32 million and became a viral sensation. He was then knighted by the Queen in July.
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Captain Sir Tom’s daughter has posted on Twitter a few hours ago, confirming that he’s been taken to hospital for coronavirus.
“We know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all they can to make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible,” Mrs Ingram-Moore’s tweet reads.
— Captain Tom Moore (@captaintommoore) January 31, 2021
There are reports that Captain Sir Tom had not yet received the coronavirus vaccine because he’s on medication for pneumonia.
An outpouring of support has already begun for Captain Sir Tom, including from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“My thoughts are very much with @CaptainTomMoore and his family. You’ve inspired the whole nation, and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery,” Mr Johnson’s tweet reads.