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Christopher Cross talks about a near-deadly COVID-19 battle

Christopher Cross is on the mend.

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"There were a few moments when I came to Jesus or whatever that I looked for help that I could get to get out of this," Cross told correspondent Serena Altschul. "Because I wasn't sure."

When asked by Altschul when he believed he was exposed, Cross said he assumed it was a trip to Mexico.

"It was in early March when I went to Mexico City for a concert," he recalled. "And to be honest, you know, nobody knew anything about masks or anything like that. Nobody wore masks on the plane. Nobody did that. We weren't made aware that it was a problem."

Together with his girlfriend Joy, Cross became very ill and stayed home for a few weeks.

"We both got very sick with COVID," he said. "We were sick for about three weeks. The biggest thing I can remember is being incredibly unwell – only you couldn't lift your head."

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Christopher Cross (pictured in 1986) says he struggled to play the guitar after suffering paralysis while fighting COVID-19. (Photo: Fryderyk Gabowicz / Image Alliance via Getty Images)


While Cross soon felt he was on the mend, the virus proved to be more out of him than he realized.

"I went to the market. When I got home my legs just gave out," said Cross. "That was it. Couldn't walk at all."

He was soon diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves. Cross said his doctor believed the disease was caused by COVID-19. When his body struggled with the virus, he was in the hospital and could no longer walk.

"You know, just boom, I'm paralyzed. I'm in the hospital, but I can't turn around. I can hardly do anything," Cross said. "My hands were paralyzed too, which is difficult." because of course I play the guitar. I wasn't sure I would get this back. "

Cross calls his hospital stay "the worst 10 days of my life".

“I couldn't walk, could hardly move. And so it was definitely the darkest time for me, you know? " he said. "It was really touch-and-go and tough."

When asked by Altschul about what he said to himself during those terrible moments in the hospital, Cross says he spoke to a higher power and asked that he just find out alive.

"I could tell you that I had a few conversations you know when I was there with whoever he or she is and just saying, you know, 'If you could just get me out of here, I would be a better person & # 39; " he said. "You are just looking for a sign of light in this darkness."

Cross eventually recovered and was discharged from the hospital. While he was using his legs again, he now uses a stick to walk. He also has some trouble speaking and remembering things at times.

"Yes, my walking is impaired," he explained. “My language can be impaired at times. Memory is a big thing too. Just neurologically, I'm a little foggy, you know? Now I'm on medication, a nerve pain reliever that can also cause some fog. But until I get off of it at some point, I won't really know how clear I would be. "

He added that it takes about a year for most people living with Guillain-Barré to return to normal. In the meantime, he's doing his best to find out how serious the virus really is.

"It's not like I'm that big of a celebrity, but it's important that people know you can get this disease," Cross concluded. “And so I felt that it was kind of my commitment that I wanted to share with people: 'Look, you know, this is a big deal. You have to wear your mask. You have to take care of each other. Because you that could happen. & # 39; "

Although he's not quite back on stage yet, Cross is looking forward to this moment.

"I don't know if I'll go out with my cane and sit on a stool," he said. "But I have to tell you and it's hard to keep it together here, but you know my fans, I know them. And they love me. At least I really feel in my heart that the fans will be with me. "

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