The daughter of Captain Tom Moore, who has collected millions of pounds in donations for the British Health Care Authority, said he was hospitalized with the Coronavirus.
Hannah Ingram Moore said on Twitter that her father, who raised nearly £ 33 million for the NHS, was taken to Bedford Hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties.
She said that he had been treated for pneumonia over the past few weeks, and last week it was confirmed that he had COVID-19.
She indicated that he was not in intensive care.
A spokeswoman for the family said that Sir Tom (100 years old) had not yet received the Covid 19 vaccine because of the drug he was taking to treat pneumonia.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a tweet: “All sympathy is for Captain Moore and his family. I have inspired the entire nation, and I know we all wish you a full recovery.”
The Queen of Britain awarded Captain Moore the knighthood last July, after he was able to collect millions of pounds in donations by wandering around his garden.
In December he spent a family vacation in Barbados after British Airways paid for his flight.
In a tweet, Ingram Moore said her father was at home with the family until Sunday when he “needed extra help breathing”.
She said the medical care he has received in the past few weeks has been “fantastic”.
“We know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do everything they can to make him feel comfortable and we hope he gets home as soon as possible,” she said.
Captain Moore received a torrent of good wishes on social media.
And Health Minister Matt Hancock sent his “best wishes,” while Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said that the entire nation wishes him well, adding: “You have been an inspiration to all of us throughout this crisis.”
In a tweet, London Mayor Sadiq Khan thanked the NHS for the care Captain Moore had received, and said he hoped he would recover quickly and return home with his family soon.