Christopher Cross says recovery from COVID-related illness has ’slowed’
Grammy-winning Austin musician Christopher Cross posted another update to fans on social media about his battle with Guillain-Barré Syndrome on Monday, noting that his recovery has slowed recently.
In April, Cross was diagnosed with the rare nervous system disorder, a complication that developed after he contracted the coronavirus a few weeks earlier. He has been posting occasional updates about the progress of his recovery since then, and did an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” in October.
“My muscle weakness is caused by nerves in my spinal cord damaged by GBS,” he wrote in Monday’s post. “While I made remarkable progress for a few months, things have slowed and the doctors are unsure of how much more I will heal. Much of my recovery has been about hope but it is also about acceptance.”
In a more positive development, Cross revealed that he recently regained enough strength to take regular 45-minute bicycle rides on a path near his home. “It’s wonderful to be out in the fresh air,” he added.
Referencing the “CBS Sunday Morning” appearance, Cross noted that “I am typically a very private person but wanted to remind everyone how serious COVID-19 is. Not only can you get very sick but there can be terrible and lasting repercussions, making you a ’long hauler’ like me. Trust me, you do not want that for yourself, your loved ones or frankly, anyone sharing our planet. Please be safe: Wear a mask and practice social distancing.”
Cross was preparing to embark on a 40th-anniversary tour for his debut album when he was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March. He’s currently selling merchandise from the postponed tour on his website.