Smokey Robinson Encourages Fans to ‘Protect Yourself’ After ‘Horrible’ Battle With Coronavirus in 2020

FILE PHOTO: 89th Academy Awards – Oscars Vanity Fair Party – Beverly Hills, California, U.S. – 26/02/17 Singer, songwriter Smokey Robinson. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

Smokey Robinson spent nearly two weeks in the hospital battling COVID-19 late last year. 

As reported by The Daily Mail, Robinson spent 11 days in a Los Angeles hospital after contracting the virus last December. The singer claims he was so weak from the virus that he nearly died.

“I got it severely and I was hospitalized for 11 days, and four or five of those I do not even remember,” he told

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he said, “I am very happy to share (my story) because I hope it helps someone, COVID just comes on and the people ask me today, who knew that I had it… where did you get it, how did you get it- I don’t know. I have no idea how I got it. All I know is I looked up and I had it.”

The music legend added, “It was a horrible, horrible thing and while I was going through it I wasn’t really thinking about ‘Hey man, perhaps you will never get out of this hospital alive,’ I wasn’t thinking like that. I was just thinking about (how) I got to get myself together.”

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