Mark Wright’s parents Mark Sr. and Carol are battling coronavirus

Carol, 60, took to Instagram on Thursday evening to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been ‘attacked’ by the virus. 

Alongside a throwback snap of their holiday to Barbados, the Wright matriarch penned an impassioned caption about their battle and diagnosis and urged naysayers to ‘never believe the virus isn’t real’. 

Pained: Mark Wright's parents Mark Sr. and Carol are battling coronavirus

Pained: Mark Wright's parents Mark Sr. and Carol are battling coronavirus

Pained: Mark Wright’s parents Mark Sr. and Carol are battling coronavirus

In her caption, Carol penned: ‘Well what a year this has been. This Christmas and new year I was unable to spend it with my loved ones…

‘My hubby and I have got attacked with the virus all over Christmas, my husband is fighting it, I am suffering the worst coughing fits ever…

‘But my hubby and me will pull through this. It has taught me something in life, never think that this virus isn’t real.  Never take things for granted, always be there for others and it’s made me appreciate life so much…

‘The little things in life are more important then the big ones….

Shocker: Carol, 60, took to Instagram on Thursday evening to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been 'attacked' by the virus (Carol pictured in August)

Shocker: Carol, 60, took to Instagram on Thursday evening to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been 'attacked' by the virus (Carol pictured in August)

Shocker: Carol, 60, took to Instagram on Thursday evening to reveal to her 190,000 followers that she and her husband had been ‘attacked’ by the virus (Carol pictured in August) 

‘Love and caring is all we need. Happy new year to every one and let’s hope next year is the best year for every one. I just want to thank the NHS for helping my husband hopefully recover this. Fingers crossed x.”

Carol and construction boss Mark are parents to TOWIE stars Jess, 35, Mark, 33, footballer Josh, 31 and influencer Natalya, 19. 

She joined TOWIE as a permanent cast member from the inaugural series in 2010, and stayed on screens after both her children departed.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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