Harry Redknapp reveals how he feared for wife Sandra after serious bout of Covid left her barely able to breathe

HARRY Redknapp has revealed how he feared for his wife Sandra after a serious attack of Covid left her barely able to breathe.

The ex-football manager says Sandra could not talk and had to communicate with people by writing notes as well as having a problem swallowing which he feared could lead to her choking.

Harry Redknapp has revealed how he feared for his wife Sandra after a serious attack of Covid left her barely able to breathe

Former I’m A Celeb winner, Harry, 75, 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.

“Even swallowing food became difficult. She could choke on food easily if we weren’t careful.”

The virus attacked pre-existing problems with Sandra’s vocal cords.

Thankfully, she is on the mend – and national treasure Harry is fighting fit too.

Former hairdresser Sandra was laid low with Covid in January after a New Year’s Eve visit to a restaurant.

She 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.”

Sandra added she struggled for around seven months as the couple attempted to work on a new book, When Harry Met Sandra, which will be released this week.