When Sir Kenny Dalglish was admitted to the hospital yesterday, I felt a little squeeze around my heart. While he had been admitted for an infection unrelated to the coronavirus and didn’t exhibit any of the usual symptoms, he was tested anyways (novel concept here in the US, actually testing people before they are extremely ill). The test came back positive, giving me more than a few heart palpitations.
In a week where we had already lost one of my icons, John Prine, I couldn’t help but fear the worst. Thankfully, Dalglish was released from the hospital today. The Scotsman is back home with his family where he will undergo self-quarantine.
The Liverpool legend took time to pen thanks to his well wishers, as well as to the hardworking and underfunded NHS staff.
Thank you for all of your well wishes over the last few days.
I’m delighted to be back home with the family after receiving brilliant care from the NHS, which we appreciate now more than ever. Marina and I would like to express our immense gratitude to the medical staff who cared for me and who continue to treat countless others throughout the country during an incredibly challenging period.
I know the sun is shining for many of you, but I urge you to stay home and follow the government guidelines to the letter. This is undoubtedly the best way that we can look after one another at this time.
We will now be in full lockdown for the recommended amount of time in order to protect the lives of others.
Get better soon, King Kenny!