Peter Andre tests positive for the coronavirus

Julia Hunt
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Peter Andre has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Mysterious Girl singer did not share the news with fans himself but a spokesman confirmed to Metro that he had contracted COVID.

The star is at home and is “coping well so far”.

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The Sun has quoted a source as saying that Andre had been feeling weak and unwell, and that he “struggles to breathe sometimes”.

Peter Andre attends the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2019 at Grosvenor House on July 05, 2019. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Peter Andre (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Andre has still been active on social media and has shared a picture of balloons and presents for his daughter Amelia’s birthday on January 8.

“Happy 7th birthday to my beautiful, kind and incredibly clever daughter Amelia,” he wrote.

“Love you to the moon and back ..... and back. It’s going be a quiet one but still as special as ever even if it’s distanced.”

The pandemic has also affected Andre in that he is unable to see his parents in Australia.

Earlier this week he revealed he asked the Australian embassy to allow him permission to visit mum Thea, 84, and dad Savvas, 87, who he has not seen since February last year.

Andre, 47, wrote in his New! magazine column: “I actually contacted the Australian Embassy because there are special circumstances whereby family members can fly over, but sadly I don't fit the criteria.

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“My number one priority this year is to go and see my mum and dad in Australia, as I miss them too much.

“I'm anxiously awaiting the borders opening as it's been upsetting not seeing them, especially as my mum isn't very well.”

Peter Andre and Emily Andre attending the Butterfly Ball 2019 at Grosvenor House in London (Photo by Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Peter Andre and wife Emily (Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Andre shares Amelia with wife Emily MacDonagh, and the couple also have a four-year-old son named Theo.

The star also has two children from his former marriage with Katie Price – son Junior, 15, and 13-year-old daughter Princess.

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