Captain Sir Tom Moore has been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, his family have said.
In a statement, they announced that he was being treated for pneumonia and last week tested positive for coronavirus.
He is being treated in a ward at Bedford Hospital, although he is not in intensive care.
His daughter, Hannah, said: “We understand everyone will be wishing him well. We are of course focussing on my father and will update you when we are able to”.
BREAKING: Captain Sir Tom Moore is in hospital with covid-19. This is the statement from his family. 👇 pic.twitter.com/pg933KLJUg— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 31, 2021
Captain Sir Tom Moore has become one of the heroes of the pandemic after he raised £32 million for the NHS walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in the first national lockdown in April.
The Second World War veteran was knighted by the Queen during a unique open-air ceremony at Windsor Castle following the monumental charitable effort.
He also became the oldest artist to score a number one single with his rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone in April 2020.