Comedian Alright Hey to spend Christmas alone in iso with Covid

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Sydney-based comedian and influencer Matt Hey, known on YouTube and Instagram as Alright Hey, has opened up to his followers about his pre-Christmas Covid-19 diagnosis.

On Wednesday, Hey shared a series of Instagram Stories discussing his “rollercoaster” diagnosis as he prepares to spend Christmas Day alone in isolation.

He explained it’s been seven days since he first caught the virus but he’d only been symptomatic for the past four.

He said his “fevers have been really bad” and he has also suffered from fatigue and restlessness because “everything hurts”.

The comedian and podcaster said the hardest part was his family also having to isolate and wait for test results.

“I think one of the biggest things is to prepare yourself for how emotional the process is,” he said.

“Apart from literally coughing and spluttering and all the rest of it and being isolated.

“The worst part is how emotional it is to have to tell people that you love, ‘Hey, I have Covid and you need to isolate and test.’

“And then you’ve got to like wait with them while they get their results. Because of the demand right now, it’s like two to three days,” he added, tearing up.

On Thursday morning, New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet announced 5715 new Covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours.

Alright Hey didn’t know anyone with Covid until recently

Alright Hey explained to his international followers that Covid transmission in Australia hasn’t been as widespread as in other countries, like the UK.

So until last week, he didn’t personally know anyone who’d contracted Covid since the pandemic began.

But now, Hey said he’d been “going back and forth” with 20 close contacts to check if they have any symptoms or had received their test results.

“I love these people and I don’t want to have given them this virus. Especially after what I’ve been through the last few days,” he said.

“You feel guilty, I know there’s nothing I could have done.

“I know it’s not my fault that I went to that event, everyone was double vaxxed. Everyone had to check-in. Everyone did the right thing.

“It’s no one’s fault, it just happened and you have to just deal with it.”

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

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