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DJ Jazzy Jeff discusses his severe coronavirus symptoms in call with Will Smith

He told Smith that he developed pneumonia in both his lungs.

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Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff (Anthony Harvey/PA)

Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff (Anthony Harvey/PA)

Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff (Anthony Harvey/PA)

DJ Jazzy Jeff has said that he “didn’t remember the next 10 days” after displaying symptoms for coronavirus.

In a video call with his long-time collaborator Will Smith, the musician said that he developed pneumonia in both his lungs.

The DJ, whose real name is Jeffrey Townes, told Smith in a Snap Originals interview on YouTube that he started “coming down with something” after returning from a trip.

He added: “Got into bed, didn’t remember the next 10 days.”

He said that his other symptoms included a temperature that “reached about 103”, chills and a loss of his sense of smell and taste.

Speaking about the pandemic, Jeff added: “People think we are at the end and I think we are really at the beginning.”

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Will Smith collaborated and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Ian West/PA)

Will Smith collaborated and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Ian West/PA)

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Will Smith collaborated and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Ian West/PA)

Smith told his friend that the incident was “scary”, adding: “Lynette [Jeff’s wife] doesn’t panic and she called me with the panic virus.”

He joked that he “immediately” called another DJ, D-Nice, “to see if he would be available”.

Jeff and Smith enjoyed a string of hits together in the 1980s and 1990s.

Last week Jeff posted a video on social media dispelling rumours that he had ended up in a critical condition in intensive care after contracting Covid-19.

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Jeff enjoyed a string of hits with Smith in the 80s and 90s (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Jeff enjoyed a string of hits with Smith in the 80s and 90s (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Jeff enjoyed a string of hits with Smith in the 80s and 90s (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

“Don’t believe everything you hear on the internet because a lot of it wasn’t true,” he said.

“I really was sick though.”

Jeff is one of a number of famous faces who have either tested positive or displayed symptoms for coronavirus.

These include JK Rowling, Pink, Idris Elba and Tom Hanks.

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