Anti-vaxxer page three girl Holly McGuire, 43, reveals she nearly died twice from Covid as she says she was wrong to refuse jabs and tells others to get vaccinated
- Former page three girl Holly McGuire, from Essex, refused to get Covid vaccine
- The anti-vaxxer, 43, tested positive in July and spent 6 weeks fighting for her life
- Glamour model given 15% chance of survival and is now urging others to get jab
A former page three girl who refused to get the coronavirus vaccine has revealed how she caught Covid and was so sick she nearly died twice.
Glamour model Holly McGuire, 43, originally from Grays in Essex, and now lives in Marbella, Spain, said she was wrong to refuse the jab and is now urging others to get vaccinated.
The self-confessed ‘anti-vaxxer’ tested positive for the virus on July 10, admitting it hit her ‘like a truck’ and she was given just a 15 per cent chance of survival.
Glamour model and ‘anti-vaxxer’ Holly McGuire, 43, from Essex, (pictured) refused to get the Covid vaccine but tested positive in July and spent six weeks in hospital fighting for her life
Holly spent six weeks fighting for her life in a Spanish hospital where she battled double pneumonia, her lung collapsed and she was also in a coma for two weeks.
Speaking to the Mirror, Holly encouraged others to ‘ignore the nonsense’ saying: ‘I thought there were so many reasons not to have it [the vaccine].
‘I now regret that so much. I made so many excuses not to have it, but when I caught Covid it was dreadful, it hit me like a truck. Just get vaccinated as soon as possible.’
She revealed that while she was in hospital she ‘nearly died twice’ and her husband Steve was warned to ‘prepare for the worst’.
Holly, who once dated England defender Rio Ferdinand and appeared in the TV series Footballers Wives in 2006, said she feels grateful to still be alive.
Holly revealed the virus hit her ‘like a truck’ and she was given just a 15% of survival as she battled double pneumonia, her lung collapsed and she was in a coma for two weeks
Now, the former page three girl (pictured in 2004), who once dated England defender Rio Ferdinand, said she was wrong to refuse the jab and is now urging others to get vaccinated
While the virus wracked through her body, she suffered from breathing difficulties and needed a tracheotomy inserted into her windpipe to help her breathe.
She missed her daughter Madison’s seventh birthday as she was in a coma and when she did wake up, she had lost two and a half stone and needed physio to help her walk again.
However, despite beating the odds to survive and being released from hospital, she is still suffering from the long-term effects of the virus and said she feels ‘shattered’.
Holly is now pleading with other anti-vaxxers to reconsider their position and get the vaccine, saying: ‘It could save your life. Never take life for granted. This can happen to anyone – including you.’