Scorpions, Motörhead Drummer Mikkey Dee Lost 15 Pounds During COVID-19 Bout

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

July 7, 2020

Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee has confirmed that he was sick with COVID-19 earlier this year.

The former Motörhead drummer wrote via Instagram on Monday that he wanted to set the record straight after Don Dokken mistakenly said that Dee contracted the disease in the middle of nowhere in Australia and lost 35 pounds during his illness.

"I did get Corona and was sick for about 1 month," the drummer wrote. "I am now fully recovered since mid-April. I was already playing hockey and drums by the end of April."

He continued that he believes he contracted the disease in his home Sweden, not Australia. And he lost 15 pounds during his illness, not 35 pounds.

"I can't wait for things to got back to normal so we can hit the road again," he concluded. "Thank you guys for caring and my heart goes out to each and everyone affected by the current situation our world is in. Stay safe!"

On March 12, Dee posted a brief update from his local hockey rink in Gothenberg after returning from a Scorpions tour. He said it was "great to be back on the ice."

Six days later on March 18, he posted a black and white photo of himself grimacing with the caption, "F--K CORONA VIRUS!!!! Stay healthy out there."

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Hello guys! I just want to set some rumors straight regarding Don Dokkens statement about my Corona situation. I did get Corona and was sick for about 1 month. I am now fully recovered since mid April. I was already playing hockey and drums by the end of April. Unfortunately my good friend Don got some info wrong. I did not get Corona in Australia, the virus was contracted in Sweden. I did not loose 35 pounds, I lost 15 pounds. But as I just mentioned, I am now fully recovered and have registred antibodies so that feels great. I can't wait for things to go back to normal so we can hit the road again. Thank you guys for caring and my heart goes out to each and everyone affected by the current situation our world is in. Stay safe! Mikkey #mikkeydee

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