AN ex-Worcester City announcer who has been fighting coronavirus in hospital for nearly a month has been allowed to return to his Worcestershire home.

Roger Harris, aka Captain Crazy, was admitted into the Medical High Care unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Tuesday (March 10).

The 75-year-old Offmore resident previously said staff informed him he was the first person in the hospital and the county to catch the virus.

Mr Harris told our sister paper, The Shuttle, on April 3 that he has made a recovery and an ambulance will be taking him home to self-isolate in the afternoon.

He said: "When I first came here, the doctors were very worried about me.

"Since then, they have had me on a course of antibiotics. They told me yesterday that I would be going home.

"I'm going to have a couple of nurses come in to see me for the next few days.

"If anybody gets the news that they've got the virus it's a terrible feeling and you think you're going to die.

"I thought I was going to die, I really did. I could see it coming.

"I had all this muck in my chest and I was coughing non-stop for days. That was the worst experience because I could hardly breathe.

"I did not build my hopes up too much about coming out.

"My advice is to not give up hope - you must be very positive.

"My feeling now is of great gratitude to all the staff on the Medical High Care ward."

The ex-DJ gave 25 years of his life to announcing at both Kidderminster Harriers and Worcester City before retiring in 2011 at the age of 66.

Better known as Captain Crazy on matchdays, his unmistakable style kept fans informed and entertained over the public address system season in, season out.

Scores of people took to social media to send their best wishes to Mr Harris whilst he was in hospital.