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Ryan Tubridy returns to radio show after recovering from COVID-19: ‘I was very fortunate’

The RTÉ star is back to work after recovering from the virus

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Ryan Tubridy is finally back to work, after recovering from COVID-19.

The broadcaster was absent from his RTÉ Radio 1 slot and The Late Late Show for the past two weeks, after he unfortunately contracted the coronavirus.

Speaking on his radio show this morning, Ryan said: “Its been awhile since we got to speak. I got ‘the thing’, I was very very fortunate.”

“I will fill you in on that briefly, not to gloat, but it wasn’t a particularly lovely thing to experience.”


Talking through his experience with the virus, Ryan explained: “I had a persistent cough, I got it checked out and that’s all that happened in my case.”

“I didn’t have fever, it never got any worse, I didn’t take so much as a pill or paracetamol, it was that small.”

“But I disappeared because I felt it was the right thing, and it was a good thing for me to do as I was pretty tired, to be honest, so it was good to rest.”

Ryan also said testing positive for the virus made him feel “grateful” for the simple things in life.

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“I felt quite humbled. When you are told your test is positive, you think about a lot of things, albeit briefly, but it does make you think and feel grateful.”

“I thought a lot about my life and people I love and loved and you think of how grateful you are for the simple things in life,” he explained.

“And you think about what you miss. I am thinking of all those people who are cocooning in their house right now. I missed being outside, hearing those people outside getting on with life made me feel very reflective when I was inside.”

In a video shared on Twitter, Ryan also thanked all the people who sent him letters, showing a huge pile of cards on his desk in RTÉ.

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