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Chris Cuomo seeing dead dad as he battles coronavirus

Chris Cuomo seeing dead dad as he battles coronavirus

Chris Cuomo seeing dead dad as he battles coronavirus

Chris Cuomo's coronavirus caused him to "hallucinate" and see his late father.

The CNN anchor - who is battling the virus - lost his dad Mario Cuomo in 2015, but has revealed he suffered a chipped tooth as a result of the illness and also started talking to his late dad.

He said: "I've never had anything like it. I've had a fever, you've had a fever. But 102, 103, 103 plus ... that wouldn't quit. And it was like somebody was beating me like a pinata. I shivered so much that ... I chipped my tooth. I never experienced any kind of fever like what I have going on all the time, and the body aches, and the tremors and the concern about not being able to do anything about it. I was up all night, I'm telling you, I was hallucinating. My dad was talking to me. I was seeing people from college, people I hadn't seen in forever. It was freaky, what I went through last night. And it may happen again tonight."

The 49-year-old newscaster - whose brother is Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo - admits his biggest fear is giving the virus to his wife of 18 years, Cristina, and their kids - Bella, Mario and Carolina Regina.

Speaking as he broadcasted to CNN from his basement, where he is self-quarantining, he admitted: "My biggest fear was passing this on to Cristina and the kids. Even though I feel way worse than I did yesterday in terms of symptoms, it's been a great day. They're [tested] negative and that is the best thing I've ever heard."

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