Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle was left with a bloodshot eye, thanks to vomiting ‘hardcore’ in hospital after contracting coronavirus.
The actress, 32, who is best known for playing Ada Shelby in the hit BBC series, took to Instagram to reveal she had contracted Covid-19 and described her experience to fans.
Sophie explained that she was hospitalised with the virus and shared a picture of her bloodshot eye, after falling severely ill.
Updating her followers, Sophie shared selfies of her looking pretty fed up and tagged her locations as: ‘The Bed of Sickness.’
She wrote: ‘GREETINGS FROM MY SICK BED! ? So for Christmas this year I got myself a nice juicy bout of Covid-19. I also have a very festive bloodshot eye from all the hardcore vomiting I did in hospital (swipe if you’re feeling brave).’
Detailing her symptoms, Sophie revealed: ‘I can taste NOTHING, I have a cough to rival a Dickensian workhouse orphan boy and the angel on top of my festive sickness tree is the TOOTHACHE from my gnarly little wisdom teeth at the back there. Quite the feast of festive ailments!’
Sophie told fans that she was determined not to let the virus get to her, as she continued: ‘But self pity is such a drag and we’re all fed up right? So how are we all doing? What is everyone finding to cheer themselves up?
‘If you’re feeling low or at the end of your tether, please know you are not alone. You can join my gang. Comment below and let’s cheer each other up.’
The star was inundated with messages from fans wishing her a speedy recovery, with her Peaky Blinders co-star Packy Lee, who plays Johnny Dogs, commenting: ‘Aww No Sophie!!!! Hope your ok and fit and well very soon xx well my plans are Wait on Santa ? then cook dinner then Xmas Night TV and Chill..
‘I mean that’s what I do most year. Now Boxing Day / St Stephen’s day is going to be a bit different lol. We Begin 6 week lockdown here and hope we can all get control of this Virus and get our Social and working lives back again. Happy Christmas ? regardless of the Situation. Sending you Lots of Irish Christmas spirit.’
Actor Max Beesley reached out to Sophie, as he posted: ‘Get well soon darling xxx.’
It comes as new Covid-19 restrictions have been enforced just ahead of Christmas, with London and the South East being plunged into tier 4 in order to control the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.
Those in tier 4 can no longer mix households over Christmas in the planned bubbles and must stay home, with non-essential shops, gyms, leisure centres, pubs, bars and restaurants among the places being forced to close.
The total number of cases of coronavirus in the UK has now reached over 2million, while the number of deaths has surpassed 67,000.
Sophie is now recovering from the virus and is no doubt looking forward to getting back on set when Peaky Blinders begins filming for season six early next year.
Season five finished broadcasting in September 2019 and fans are patiently waiting for the new series to drop, but it’s faced several setbacks thanks to the pandemic.
Filming for season 6 was originally scheduled to go ahead in March, but production was shut down when coronavirus first hit.
Still, the cast are hopeful the new series will air before the end of next year, with Finn Cole, who plays Michael Gray, telling NME: ‘I’m hoping that we can go back to work next year and that we can have things ready for you by the end of the year.’