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Mikkey Dee Says He Is “Now Fully Recovered” After Contracting Coronavirus

Scorpions/former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee says he lost 15 pounds due to COVID-19.

Mikkey Dee – current drummer of Scorpions and formerly of Motörhead – has confirmed that he contracted coronavirus back in April, though has thankfully since “fully recovered”.

The sticksman took to Instagram following rumours of his illness after Dokken frontman (and former bandmate) Don Dokken said Mikkey was “sick as a dog” and had lost “35 pounds” having contracted COVID-19 in Australia with his wife.

He has, however, clarified that this was not quite the case, telling fans that “the virus was contracted in Sweden”, and he actually lost 15 pounds. But since mid-April he has been absolutely fan, feeling the effects of coronavirus for “about one month”.

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I just want to set some rumours straight regarding Don Dokken’s statement about my corona situation,” Mikkey explains. “I did get corona and was sick for about one month. I am now fully recovered since mid April. I was already playing hockey and drums by the end of April.

Unfortunately my good friend Don got some info wrong. I did not get corona in Australia, the virus was contracted in Sweden. I did not loose 35 pounds, I lost 15 pounds.

But as I just mentioned, I am now fully recovered and have [registered] antibodies so that feels great. I can’t wait for things to go back to normal so we can hit the road again. Thank you guys for caring and my heart goes out to each and everyone affected by the current situation our world is in.”

Previously, Don had said: “I talked to Mikkey Dee from the Scorpions the other night, and he and his wife got COVID in Australia. They were in the middle of nowhere and got it. He called me up and he said, ‘I’ll tell you, Don, you don’t want to get it. I was on the floor.’ He lost 35 pounds. He was sick as a dog. He was in a hospital. He was really in bad shape. He said, ‘I don’t know how I got it.’ Because they had social distancing big-time in Australia.”

Posted on July 7th 2020, 4:51pm
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