Mark Wright begs fans to follow lockdown rules as uncle fights for his life with Covid

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Mark Wright has begged fans to follow government's lockdown rules.

The former TOWIE star, 33, has pleaded with fans as he revealed heartbreaking details of his family members who are currently fighting for their life after being struck down with coronavirus.

Mark – who is married to Michelle Keegan – was left heartbroken when both of his parents Carol and Mark Sr tested positive for the deadly bug and were taken to hospital.

On top of that heartbreak, the Heart Radio presenter revealed that two of his uncles are also fighting for their lives, with one of them being in a coma.

Mark revealed that both of his uncles are currently battling coronavirus
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Mark Wright made a powerful and heartfelt plea on-air to his listeners, encouraging them to listen to government advice and follow the rules.

Speaking of the emotional turmoil he's been faced with in recent weeks, Mark explained: "My father was suffering in hospital and we worried for his life for two weeks, he’s now home, he’s not completely better, he knows that and we know it.

"My other uncle is in hospital right now, receiving oxygen, and their other brother, my uncle Eddie who I love dearly is currently in a coma in the ICU.”

The former TOWIE star begged fans to follow the government's advice
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Speaking on air, Mark made an emotional plea to listeners who may be underestimating the impact of the virus, saying: "I want my life back. I want my family to be well again. I don’t want my family to have to worry anymore. I don’t want you to worry anymore.

"If you want to get your life back, the only way this will happen is if we obey by the government rules. Now last time when this happened, last year’s lockdown, I saw such a difference."

Mark noted that "everybody was sticking to the rules so much better than it feels this time" and that the virus is "coming back to bite us, harder, faster and tougher".

Mark sister Jess' parents Carol and Mark Sr are home from the hospital
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Mark went on: "Do you want to see your family members go through what I’m seeing right now? I understand if it hasn’t affected your family like it has affected mine, bloodlines are different, I don’t know the science of it, but what I do know is that my father, my dad was suffering in hospital and we worried for his life for two weeks, he’s now home, he’s not completely better, he knows that and we know it."

"Now I’m trying not to be too dark but I’m trying to give you a personal from me, because I am seeing first hand, and I know if you haven’t seen it and you haven’t felt it the way I have, I understand it’s hard to believe it," he added.

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